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Interesting perception from Taj Gibson:
"they've got the characters on that team where they don't seem too serious, you know what I'm saying?"
5 months ago on Why Jimmer Fredette no longer made sense for the Sacramento Kings
@mmarcum @layituplikeaman I don't think even the most ardent Jimmer fan can reasonably dispute that he should have been yanked in the 4th quarter at the time that he was yanked, with those three turnovers, and because he wasn't able to get his shots to fall. He needed a break, things weren't going his way. The lead was slipping away, and Jimmer's turnovers were being converted into made baskets for Indiana.
On the other hand, in the 2nd quarter, he was doing very well, and Malone shouldn't feel compelled to pull him just because the 6 minute mark was reached. Let him play, he was creating offense, taking care of the ball, involving his teammates, helping to build the lead, and was playing comfortably.
6 months, 1 week ago on CK Press Box Report: Indiana Pacers 116, Sacramento Kings 111
Malone deserves a $50,000.00 fine. $5,000.00 for each time he called the ref a coward, and $30,000.00 for doing it when there was no foul, and if anything, was a travel on Rudy.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Road Reaction Postgame Show: Memphis Grizzlies 91, Sacramento Kings 90
I think the obsession with assigning shame to defenders who get "posterized" or dunked on is pathetic. It has resulted in a sweeping tendency on a part of a lot of players to back off and not attempt defense when a dunk is coming, so they can maintain their image. In my estimation, any one who attempts to defend a dunk is 20 notches above the weaklings who back off because they don't want to get made fun of for getting posterized.
7 months, 1 week ago on Road Reaction Postgame Show: Miami Heat 122, Sacramento Kings 103
@TABDOG Hey buddy. I'm a huge Jimmer fan. I too find myself hoping that Thomas, Malone, and the Kings fail. Thomas, largely because he has upstaged the Jimmer show, although he was the last pick in the draft of the same year; Malone and the Kings because they don't see in Jimmer quite what we see in him.
But I hope us Jimmer fans, in the spirit of being fans of Jimmer, take a few pointers from the Jimmer playbook and thereby avoid doing him a disservice. Namely, he seems to wish ill on nobody, whether Thomas, Malone, or the Kings. He seems to wish success to the organization, coach, and fellow players. If we are Jimmer fans, why don't we do the same.
Anyway, I still believe his fair shot will come. Plow in hope we must, as Yoda might say.
8 months, 1 week ago on Game 10 Preview: Sacramento Kings vs. Phoenix Suns
I was watching some highlights of Isaiah Thomas on youtube, about a 10 minute clip, and I was amazed at how much Salmons stands around on offense waiting for the kick. No cuts, no screens, and then no crashing the boards once a shot is thrown up. If I played that way in highschool, I rode the pine like a pine wood derby car. Nothing against Salmons, seems like a nice enough guy, and I'm sure someone's got to stay back to protect against the fast break, but it seems like the small forward of all people, should be crashing the boards, and the shooting guard and point guard should be hanging back to protect against transition offense. Perhaps I don't know my x's and o's enough, given the need for spacing, but it sure looks bad.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Game 10 Preview: Sacramento Kings vs. Phoenix Suns