Corey Webster admits he is unsettled and not feeling good after the Breakers turned down his request for a release so that he could take up a deal to play in Turkey.
After starring for the Tall Blacks in the recent FIBA World Cup, Webster said he requested the release to take up the "amazing" opportunity with Turkish side Darüşşafaka.
“Yeah, I made it clear that I wanted to go, I was the one who asked for the release,” he told 1 NEWS.
“I wanted to leave because I got an amazing opportunity to play in the Euro, one of the biggest and best leagues in the world, they play in the EuroLeague so they travel all over Europe and play.”
“It was an amazing deal to be able to play and support my family with, no one in their right mind would turn it down.”
Webster said he still loved the Breakers but as a 30-year-old, these opportunities in Europe were rare.
“I love the Breakers, the Breakers have been a huge part of my life, this is not about not loving this club, it was just about an amazing opportunity no one would turn down,” he said.
“I’m 30 years old now, don’t have too many opportunities to establish myself in Europe, to earn the money that I think I deserve.”
Webster was frank in admitting that the saga would obviously affect how he played.
“My mental state is going to determine how I play, I guess and I’m sure people can guess how that is,” he said.
“I’m here and I’m a professional, I’ll turn up everyday and do my job and see how it goes.”
There are a lot of different emotions going right now
Webster would not speak about reports that Breakers owner Matt Walsh told him he was the worst shooting guard in the NBL.