Sunday, November 7, 2010
John Wall saves
So many questions left unanswered. I have no idea what AI’s new uniform looks like but, in my mind, it looks like a cross between Joe Namath’s Ram jersey and Wade Bogg’s Devil Ray get-up.
Lucky for all of us there is a beacon of light atop Lebron’s massive cranium. When all is lost, John Wall Saves. It took but a shimmy here and a shake there, but John Wall has restored my interest in NBA basketball. Sure, he almost pulled off a very rare triple-double in his third pro game (29 points, 13 assists, and 9 steals) and is already one of the best players in the league but that’s not why I’m interested. John Wall is my new favorite player because he brought the “Dougie” to the NBA. The kid has moxie (yes, I hate this word too but it applies). He has our attention as well – the Dougie has over 700,000 views on YouTube in two days. Tomorrow the clip will double the total viewership of Michael Jordan’s retirement speech.
Random note to NBA executives: Stop drafting traditional big men. It’s pointless. They break, they suck, or they age at an unnatural pace (Great Oden’s Raven!). This is a guard-oriented league. Durant is just a tall guard, isn’t he? Same with Lebron and Kobe. Give me a bunch of Stephen Curry’s, James Harden’s, and Brandon Jenning’s and mix in one tall, European that can knock down a 17-footer and we are good to go. The NBA is easy; GM’s just make it hard on themselves.
John Wall is the future. John Wall Saves.