BOBBY Ray Parks has some choice words for critics after he suffered another setback to his pursuit of his NBA dream.
Parks was among the three players who missed the cut for the Westchester Knicks roster in the upcoming NBA D-League season, the team announced on Thursday.
The Fil-American guard, who was chosen by the Knicks as their eighth and last pick in this year's D-League draft, got messages of encouragement and support online soon as the news of this latest setback in his young career got out.
But there were those who criticized Parks, putting down what they insist was a 'futile' attempt to make the NBA.
He suited up last year for the Texas Legends and even got a stint with the Dallas Mavericks in the Summer League, but failed to stick.
Parks, though, fired back at his critics on Friday through Twitter, calling out his bashers for hating on someone who is only looking to achieve a dream not just for himself but for the country as well.
"Im judge based on what they read. Try asking me before yall hate," the Gilas Pilipinas guard wrote.
"Just a kid with a dollar, a dream & [the Philippine flag] in my back. #NoPressureAtAll lol," he added.
Before that, Parks thanked those who sent encouraging messages his way but still managed to throw in a jab at his haters.
"I want to say I appreciate everyone that continues to support me," he said in an earlier tweet.
"People dont understand what goes down behind closed doors&the business side," added Parks, who kept mum on his next step in his basketball career.
Im judge based on what they read.Try asking me before yall hate.Just a kid kid with a dollar,a dream & ???????? on my back. #NoPressureAtAll lol— Ray Parks (@ray15parks) November 11, 2016