But, ever defiant, he refused to say that his Game 2 performance was anything special.“No difference,” he said when asked what what the difference was for him between games. “Either or, y’all think it’s just one facet of this game. It’s not. There’s two facets to this game. If I’m not making shots, OK, then I have to something on defense. So if I’m missing shots or making shots it doesn’t affect my whole overall game.”
Yes, Rasheed, there ARE two facets to the game of basketball. For you, though, Rasheed, that is not a good thing. Not at all. You have been miserable on both ends. You miss a three-pointer by a mile, then come back and allow an offensive rebound to an opponent who — surprise! — outhustled you. You brick a 20-foot jumper, then fail to slide your feet as a guard you were supposed to pick up on the pick-and-roll glides right by you to the hoop. You shank another three, then foul a driving opponent because you’re too lazy to move your damn feet and play proper defense.
So yeah, Rasheed, we know that basketball is played on two ends of the court. Unfortunately for you, you just haven’t been good at either side.
But in Game Two you were something special, so keep playing well on that end. We know better than to expect you to pick it up defensively.