After a long and very eventful winter break here at Covenant College, I’m sure the number one question on all of your minds was, “What is Will gonna write about in the next GBP article? There is so much gooooooood, juicy material.” Well all your questions will be answered here shortly, don’t you worry.
The New York Knicks have a long history of disappointment and sadness. They have the worst owner in the league and consistently fail to live up to the lofty expectations of their fans nearly every single year. And yet, there is still hope. They have 7-foot unicorn-man Kristaps Porzingis, who if you haven’t watched play, you are missing out on something serious. He’s a baller. Unfortunately he is still recovering from his ACL tear last season so the Knicks are terrible this year, but in all the best ways. They’re losing games, which is good for them in the long run because they can get Zion Williamson. However, they’re losing them in a fun way. They have a lot of really fun young guys who will dunk all over you and provide for good TV but still lose the game in the end. The Knicks are bad, in all the best ways. They have Kevin Knox, Frankie Smokes, Congolese sensation Emmanuel Mudiay, and they have the best play-by-play broadcaster in the league in Mike Breen. They may go 20-62 but it’ll be fun the whole way there.
Another good is James Harden. I mean he’s averaging 35.7 points-per-game, if he keeps this up he will be one of only five other players in the HISTORY of the NBA to score 35+ ppg in a season. The other four are Rick Berry, Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant, and Michael Jordan. Every game he is slanging fire out of his hands and there is absolutely nothing anyone can do about it, either he hits a step-back three in your face, or he drives by you and dunks or gets fouled. He is the Beard, he is El Chapo, and he isn’t slowing down.
The Memphis Grizzlies started this season off scorching hot, jumping out to an early lead in the Western conference. But over the past month they have fallen hard. Their two main stars, Mike Conley and Marc Gasol, are clearly showing signs of aging and everyone else on the team is either terrible or 19 years old. They need to maximize the value of Conley and Gasol and trade them now before they lose all value. The good news is that Jaren Jackson Jr. is amazing, a freak athlete with a bunk looking jumpshot that seems to always go in. So, chin up Memphis, not all is lost.
Draymond Green looks like he shoots with a backpack on and Boogie is back, the NBA is doomed… that is all.
Kyrie Irving, unlike Joel Embiid, is petty in all the wrong ways. He’s petty in the sense that when talking to the press after games he blatantly throws all of his teammates under the bus. Over the past month on multiple occasions Kyrie, in regards to some of the Celtics younger players like Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, said that they “don’t know what it takes to win a championship” and credits them as the reason for some of the Celtics’ recent struggles. Kyrie is trying to be a leader in these attempts but he is going at in all the wrong ways and it will eventually hurt his team unless he figures out how to lead like a leader and not a 19-year-old.