The article discusses Deandre Ayton’s comments that suggest he no longer feels the need to prove himself in the NBA. These comments come from a player who has not had extraordinary success in the league, which makes them surprising and controversial. The article points out that Ayton’s statistics, while not terrible, have declined from previous seasons. It also touches on the strained relationship between Ayton and his former coach. The author expresses concern that Ayton’s lack of motivation and drive may hinder his ability to reach his full potential as a professional basketball player.