You know what grinds my gears?
When I see these so-called “analysts” on ESPN go on live television and say some bulljive like this.
that’s the lowest bar for any all-time great ever https://t.co/bazMte2foB
— philly mikan (@DlONWAlTERS) August 17, 2020
I sure wish Vince Carter was my boss, and could dictate my merit increases. Because sure I’ve been writing for only three years, but once I get this tenth website subscriber, I’m gonna need somebody to pay me millions of dollars, like Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless.
Do you see how ridiculous you sound Vince Carter?
It’s not just you though Vince. It’s a ton of talking heads and sports fans who have anointed Kawhi Leonard entirely too soon.
Can he score 10k points yet before you compare him to three of the greatest scorers ever in Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James?
Leonard still needs to surpass some people in his draft class: Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker, Klay Thompson, and Tobias Harris to name a few players that have amassed more points than the Klaw all time.
The other ridiculous argument that I often hear is the over-hyped “3 rings with 3 different teams” conversation, often perpetuated by the idiots at ESPN (I really wonder how they retain their jobs when they spew nothing but shock-value entertainment). The truth is that Kawhi popped his championship cherry by being the third or fourth option on a San Antonio Spurs team led by the second greatest coach in NBA, and a top ten player in Tim Duncan. Oh and don’t forget the greatest sixth man in NBA history-Manu Ginobli. Not to mention that they played against a team with a physically debilitated secondary star in Dwyane Wade, but whatever. He won a ring right?
The second gratuitous ring came at the hands of another physically debilitated (Is that a trend I smell?) opponent in the Golden State Warriors that was not only missing it’s best player Kevin Durant due to injury, but eventually the third best player and all-star Klay Thompson, who tore his ACL late in the third quarter of a pivotal game six.
Klay Thompson limped in to the locker room at the end of the third quarter after coming down on his knee pic.twitter.com/gFXUaqfczt
— KNBR (@KNBR) June 14, 2019
It truly pisses me off to see these NBA studio analysts deliver unscrupulous takes to the American public. I consider it my personal responsibility to impugn them for their dissemination of deleterious and pernicious basketball ideology.
It’s funny because as I am writing this, the Mavericks-Clippers Game 1 is on in the background, and I literally just heard Mike Breen praising Kawhi for the shot against the Philadelphia 76ers last year.
Oh you mean the luckiest four bounces in NBA history? Count them up yourself.
KAWHI FOR THE WIN
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 13, 2019
One. Two. Three. Four. Nothing. But. A. Lucky. Score.
I’m not an idiot guys. I know that Kawhi Leonard is an all-time great. He’s definitely in my top 20-25 players of all time, but to dare mention him in the same sentence as Jordan, Kobe, and Lebron is not only superfluous, but irresponsible.
His resume just doesn’t stack up yet, and even if he wins this third championship, it STILL won’t. If you have a problem with that, then Kawhi me a river.
……ESPN, hire ME so I can talk some sense into your analysts.