Don Nelson, yet again, has pulled some bull right out of his oversized pocket.
Stephen Jackson....captain? The dude has gotten ejected too many times too many times....does anyone realise that he and Baron Davis were about one step from getting themselves suspended, and making the Dallas upset never happen? Does anyone realise that his emotions may have cost us the series against Utah? Does anyone realise that these first 7 games that he misses may cost us the playoffs? Get this crap outta my house! You gotta love his heart, but until he learns to keep his anger in check, he's no captain of mine.
Matt Barnes....captain? Approximately one year ago, he was the un-heard of scrub who came to training camp and barely made the team. He did improve, remarkably, to being a consistent BENCH performer. The dude is lucky to crack the starting lineup when there's injuries! During the playoffs his missed 3s killed the Warriors! I'm sorry, but until this guy can prove himself as a STARTER, let alone CAPTAIN, then he is no captain of mine.
Baron Davis is sensible.
Okay, so you're saying, "Zorgon, who could possibly be better?" Oh, I'll tell you who....
Al Harrington: A dude with all the heart and hustle of JAckson, and NONE of the suspensions. Sure, his talent dipped during the early 'offs, but he brings consistent startability along with experience.
Andris Biedrins: Okay, this dude is young, but we all know he's an example to set. He was what, 4th in Most Improved Player rankings? He may not be the leader, but he gets his boards, gets his points, and it's all business.
Monta Ellis: See above, except that he is even better! The dude is still learning, but it's learning basketball skills, not trying to control your anger when you're over 30 years old. Oh, and: Monta for Dunk Contest! Member #1!
Mikael Pietrus: Okay, he might have the same amount of talent or less than Barnes, but the dudes now one of the longest (maybe THE longest) tenured warrior with the sad departure of Jason Richardson, and the even worse departure of League MVP, Adonal Foyle (who this blog was named after).
Bottom Line: Stephen Jackson and Matt Barnes are probobly the 2 worst captains in the National Basketball Association.
Suck it, Don Nelson.