Which is even less apparently than The Rick knew on Monday before all this foolishness surfaced. Yesterday, The Rick confirmed, at least to himself if none of the rest of us, that he’s on top of the situation, i.e. large and in charge of $$’s future.
The gist of my missives has been this: What are all these underperforming, undertalented underclassmen thinking when they declare for the draft?
Well, not a lot of them call me for input, but . . .here’s what I observe.
1. Many — nay, most — are delusional. Some family or posse member or combination thereof have them convinced that they’re ready for prime time and the Benjamins are waiting out there for them in vast quantities. 2. Some, I believe, are simply tired of playing the go-to-class game and just want to move on. 3. Many — nay, most — are delusional. 4. Some realize they aren’t going to ball in the U.S., but they’ve heard tales of sweet deals in Italy or Turkey or Israel. 5. Many — nay, most — are delusional.
$ounds like $$ and family fall into categories # 1, 3 and 5.
$$ should talk with former teammate Earl Clark, a baller far more skilled than $$. Who was arguably, if delusionally, somewhat better equipped for the NBA when he left U of L early. As a rookie, Clark averaged 7.5 minutes of play per game, and 2.7 ppg. In March he was sent to the minors. Where he played only a week before recall. In two games for the Iowa Energy he went for 27/12 and 19/10. Back in Phoenix, he’s back on the pine.
I’ve seen Earl Clark play. (Heck, I named my last car Earl in his honor.) And you, $amardo $amuels, are no E5. And Earl Clark in the developmental league is no Earl Clark in the NBA.
I’m not sure $$ will ever play in the NBA quite frankly. I’m positive he won’t play there next year.
Let’s hope for his sake, and U of L’s sake, he doesn’t try.
– Seedy K