Oh, so we’re now “whims” Charles Barclay?
Dang straight. proudly and proudly. Wah, wah, wah.
this is the reason:
in a game It actually means somethingOn February 16, Nikola Jokic scored 35 points, 17 boards and 8 assists in San Francisco against Golden State. Steph Curry’s Golden State. The floor of the Steve Curry house. Denver won 117-116 to shock the current No. 2 seed in the Western Playoffs.
Big night for the best player in the NBA. The Big W has played for one of the hottest teams in the West over the past four weeks.
Coastal media? networks? Talking heads?
They shrugged. He shrugged and moved on.
Wah, wah, wahyada yada yada Fine.
Well, fast forward the calendar a little bit. It’s Monday, the day after the NBA All-Star Game. And in Fox Sports 1’s “First Things First,” one of the countless “pardon the interruptions” heists as temperature replaces their logic, this question is asked:
What does he say about Nikola Jokic that he played zero minutes in the last quarter of the All-Star Game?
The correct answer, of course, is:
“Nothing. Not explosive. It’s an empty All-Star game. Next question.”
But that didn’t stop host Nick Wright from jumping into dumb water with both feet this is While that:
“…Then there’s the All-Star game and people want to win. And they care about winning. And Jokic doesn’t start the fourth quarter. But, well, he’s coming when there’s a substitution. No no no. Giannis comes in. Well wait, there’s another substitution. No No No. DeMar DeRozan comes in. Well, the other team was playing “little ball.” No no no. The other team was playing Joel Embiid the whole fourth quarter. And your team, Monty Williams, Coach of the Year (NBA), goes centerless. Instead of playing Jokic. I The hater.
“…Monty Williams, a smart basketball player, was like, ‘What gives us the best chance of winning?'” Jokic, I sit (expletive). sat down. You will not play. Sorry my friend. We’d rather not have a position on the field than watch Embiid cook you the way he played the whole match.
“So I don’t want to hear, again, that I have to talk about this guy as if he was the best player in the league. A top 10 player? Yes. Do I respect his game? Absolutely. Has he evolved? Sure. But what more evidence is there? do you need it?”
1. You shred Jokic’s defense in an All-Star Game?
Dude, we’re talking about it All star game. no one The defense plays in the All-Star Game. This is the point.
2. “Less center?”
Garrett Allen played all 12 minutes for LeBron’s team, Jokic’s crew, in the fourth quarter. Jarrett Allen is the starting center for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Help me here my friend.
3. “You cook?”
Sure, Jokic posted plus minus minus -3 in the third quarter. Yes, Embiid made contact in 12 of 15 stinging attempts from the floor during the first three quarters of the show game. He’s a big man of the elite who had a very great night.
But let’s get back to point #1, shall we? All star gamemy friend. no one The defense plays in the All-Star Game.
According to NBA.com’s tracking stats, this was Jokic’s offensive shooting line head-on with Embiid guarding him during three regular season meetings during the ’19-20 and ’18-19 season: 10 for 17 from the ground, 2 for 6 on Triplets.
Now here was Embiid’s shooting line in those three games, with his guard Jokic in the games which, again, It actually means something: 8-for-27 shooting, 0-for-6 on triples.
Do you want to know why we grumble, Chaxter?
this why my friend. right there.
Yes I know: Wah, wah, wah.
Hello, it is a free country. Some guys get paid to take your chain off. Others get paid to fight battles. We like to say they are going away. They won’t.
The Joker has dared to outrun a franchise that NBA pundits want to keep in its own place, in a city where the Cognocenti will soon fly.
Let them breathe. When Jamal Murray gets back up to speed, their heads explode. We’ll get popcorn.
But, seriously, Sir Charles? If you want to know why all the complainers along the front range play with the energy of disrespect, it’s right there.
And if your argument against Jokic being one of the best players on the planet is that he couldn’t finish an All-Star game, you’d better find a new one. or a new hill.
Because you already died in this, hero. a long time ago.