Hello! This is Josh aka J-Gome. I am here to share with you my random thoughts of the day. Let’s get it started. This picture never gets old. This is the greatest sports moment I have ever experienced. What else can be sweeter than beating the Longhorns and ruining their title chances? Anyways, what’s on the clock today?
This is one of my favorite times of the year, the NBA Playoffs. It’s time to see who steps up and who flops. It’s time to bring up the intensity and leave it all on the floor. I have been blessed to be a San Antonio Spurs fan, sorry Dallas. Inconsistency is something we aren’t accustomed to, so this year was a little bit nerve wrecking. Then the playoffs rolled around and it looks like we are back to our old tricks.
Now, I would like to introduce the Spur I love and hate the most, Matt Bonner.
Matt Bonner aka the Red Rocket, or Mr. No Show. I don’t even know where to begin with Bonner. Yes, he lacks intimidation and cannot hit big shots in the playoffs to save his life, but how can you not like this guy? From his style of play to his t-rex arms, Matt Bonner is just a different kind of player. I got to admit, he does give 110% every game. Unlike other NBA players, he hustles during every possession.
The thing that frustrates me the most about Bonner is his lack of aggression. He plays above-average defense on his opponents, but every player in the league still manages to score on him. He doesn’t seem to have the ability to intimidate anyone in the paint. He needs to step out onto the court and send a message. Go gain some street rep Matt! Then when playoff Matt Bonner comes around (Mr. No Show), his points and 3 point percentage drops. Bonner shot 39% from long range in the regular season. What does he shoot now? 29%. Bonner needs to step it up. This is the second straight playoffs his averages have dropped compared to the regular season.
Most fans wouldn’t be too pleased with his performance, but after watching this, how could you?
Keys to the Suns vs. Spurs Game 2:
-keep Jason Richardson out of rhythm
-win the transition battle
-win the glass
-attack, attack, attack the paint
GO SPURS GO