Saturday, December 10, 2011
Caught Off Guard
I'm normally not a big fan of smack-talking in sports (it is significantly better to do your talking on the court/field, I'm thinking), but when Jason Terry proclaimed in the middle of this year's NBA finals that Lebron James couldn't guard him, and then proceeded to prove it over the rest of the series, that, my friends, was impressive - VERY IMPRESSIVE. Not that I necessarily should have been surprised, mind you. Jason Terry has been a difficult "guard" for 13 years now. The dude isn't just one of the most underrated players currently. He's one of the most underrated players in history. And, yes, folks, he in fact DOES have the stats to prove it. During his 12 year career with the Hawks/the Mavericks, Jason Terry has scored close to 16,000 points and dished out over 4,500 assists. And, not only that, the dude is a flat-out warrior (he's only failed to suit up 23 times in his entire career). With all of the prima donnas in sports these days, damned if it wasn't good to finally see one of the good guys hoisting the trophy.