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Wiseman was the Warrior worth watching in blowout loss to Durant's Nets
ACTIVATE RAGE WISEMAN!
Last night the Golden State Warriors got completely destroyed by the Brooklyn Nets, 143-113.
This game was over early…
And the defending champions didn’t have the best player in the game Stephen Curry nor the best two-way All-Star wing from last year’s NBA Finals Andrew Wiggins NOR Klay Thompson who is still recovering from Achilles rehab…
But still, it’s never good to see your hometown team get obliterated on national television by a team as saucy as the Nets. When those dudes get going, they get GOING, led by superstar Kevin Durant.
It’s pretty great to see KD feeling spry and healthy again after many feared his career was over after he suffered his own Achilles’ rupture in a desperate bid to help the Golden State dynasty three-peat back in 2019. The former 2007 #2 overall pick lit these current Dubs up for 23 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, and 4 steals in 29 minutes. At 7-feet with a lethal first step, he’s a freak of nature that these Warriors had no answer for last night.
It’s hilarious to think that at one point a loud segment of very online Golden State fans were deriding him during his time as a Warrior for allegedly hijacking the offense and making Curry less effective. Ethan Sherwood Strauss encapsulated that concern in a piece for The Athletic titled, “Can the Warriors win and keep Kevin Durant happy at the same time?”.
All that media noise over KD vs Steph was apparently enough to make the two-time Finals MVP leave and get swept by the very Boston Celtics team the Warriors vanquished in the Finals but I digress.
Honestly, I wonder if KD could sympathize with another 7-foot former #2 pick who has drawn ire from Dub Nation for not being an immediate easy fit alongside Curry. His name is James Wiseman, and he’s already being called a bust who should be traded to not waste Curry’s prime.
Last night he put up serious scoring numbers for the Dubs last night despite being down a billion points. He tallied a career high 30 points in 28 minutes off the bench on 12-of-14 shooting from the field. He added six rebounds, two assists, and a block with only one turnover.
Interesting highlight here. That looks like an NBA player to me! Let’s take a look at some choice commentary from other observers with internet connections:
Yes yes why didn’t Wiseman stop the entire Brooklyn Nets team by himself. Meanwhile, Draymond Green and Kevon Looney (the defensive anchors and starters) were on the floor and the team was down 40 at half HMMMM.
Holiday eggnog + Hennessy rant incoming, folks. You know what’s weird to me? When LeBron James was scoring garbage time points against the Warriors in the NBA Finals people were begging for him to get the Finals MVP trophy. And Russell Westbrook won an MVP chasing triple-double stats for an irrelevant OKC Thunder team. Let’s not all of a sudden stop recognizing ridiculous box score numbers because they came in a loss, that’s Karl Malone’s entire legacy!
It’s amazing to me that the team has three All-Stars from last season (February was just 10 months ago!) and a championship proven core (June was 6 months ago!) that has literally broken basketball, and yet somehow their championship window is closing because they suck in December.
I don’t give a damn if this team claws in to the playoffs as an 8th seed, that just means the ghosts of Baron Davis and Stephen Jackson past will float to Chase Center and guarantee we destroy the #1 seed in the first round. If this team is at all healthy and get another four months of development for guys like Wiseman, Jonathan Kuminga, Moses Moody, and Jordan Poole? I’m betting on them every time.
It’s time to activate Rage Wiseman, who demands the ball and dunks on all who stand in his way. Who else is this team going to turn to with Wiggins and Curry on the mend?? ACTIVATE THE BIG FELLA.
Oh damn I have to work today and I’m already three cups of spicy eggnog in. Oh well, I guess I better bundle up and hop on the BART train, Happy Holidays to you HQ!