eja, you are really straining here to justify your dislike for smart. it really doesnt make you look good. let it go and enjoy the win please.
Well.....Grasshopper couldn't even find his own kid after a fire, and the kid (despite being trained) couldn't find his father and Smart can't find a shot or offense, which is pretty fundamental to the NBA, so I think it's a great nickname. Cue the flashback.
I am totally fine with people focusing on the 1 and a half minutes of absolute virtuoso performance by Smart.
I prefer to focus on the 46 minutes of him being beaten around like David Caradine #checkouthowhedied
Thankfully, he only played 34. And David Caradine always came through. Good nickname for Marcus though -- Grasshopper.
TP. I have no idea why people are complaining about an amazing win against one of the best teams in the NBA. I think it says more about those people and their worldview than anything basketball related.
Well, I think that this game can be seen as a microcosm of the 16-game win streak: The wins make it easy to brush aside the team's flaws, which are plenty.
Stevens said it best: The streak masked a lot of problems. In the same way, tonight's win can easily mask some serious shortcomings.
And as someone who has often been a Negative Nancy with this team, I can assure you that the eternal optimists can be just as irritating, especially when they take a posture of "no negativity allowed."
But I'm always very happy whenever the team proves me wrong, and tonight's win was amazing; Smart came up super clutch in the last two minutes, as did Horford and Tatum with their 2-point makes. I was pretty stoked watching Harden get whistled!!!