Nets star Kyrie Irving shares what basketball positions some SpongeBob characters should play
New Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving is a big fan of hit TV cartoon series “SpongeBob Squarepants”; so much so that he convinced Nike and Nickelodeon to collaborate in order to launch a shoe collection based on the cartoon.
Irving isn’t hiding the fact that he loves the SpongeBob, which he said provided him with plenty of valuable lessons — including being expressive.
Sure enough, being a fan of the cartoon, the NBA superstar has also imagined what would a basketball lineup of Bikini Bottom residents look like. In his recent interview with Cam Wolf of GQ.com, Irving talked about it and even determined what positions SpongeBob, Squidward, and Mr. Krabs will play in a team.
“Squidward is a shooting guard. He’s the most selfish one. He just shoots his own shots. He doesn’t care what’s going on.”
“SpongeBob is really like… positionless. He can play the 3/4, go to the 1.”
“Mr. Krabs is like the power forward. He’s literally the muscle of the group. He’s always giving different business ideas on how to spend money and like, “The Krusty Krab is the best ever!” and he’s competing with the Chum Bucket. He’s like the Charles Oakley. Weight god who’s coming in, but there are also teaching moments in it.”
Irving didn’t say what position Sandy and Patrick will play, but he admitted that the former is the most talented character in the show so he’ll definitely give the ‘superstar’ tag to the squirrel who loves to live underwater. Kyrie, though, quickly reiterated that SpongeBob is still his favorite character.
Irving said that fans will see him his SpongeBob collection next season as he debuts for the Nets.