Nuggets 110 Kings 83: When a Political Science class saves you from watching bad basketball

“We the people of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, Insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

Who were the people? Well the people, were, to put it bluntly, were white men with land. No really. The ForeFathers were Racist Sexist assholes.

Oh about the game? I told you last night I wasn’t going to watch unless it was a close game. I ain’t watching bad basketball after the fact. What’s in it for me?

Tyreke Evans only played 23 minutes tonight. Want an indication of how this season is going? Between Memphis and Denver, Tyreke Evans has played a total of 49 minutes the last 2 nights. In his career, Tyreke Evans high in minutes was 47 in the “last game at the Ole Gaspump” in April 2011. In one game, he nearly averaged what he played the last 2 nights.

You can’t win in the NBA without your star players playing like star players. The problem, first and foremost, is on the players. Even though most will call for Westphal’s head for this, the reality is firing Paul Westphal is a minor and at best a minor boost in interest in playing for someone else (presumably Keith Smart).

This is ridiculous. Tyreke Evans has to play well, and hard, every game he is out there. Otherwise, what does going through the motion serve? And, not only that, if Tyreke fancies himself as a star and gives this kind of effort, what kind of message does it send to everyone else?

Whatever happens elsewhere with the roster, it won’t happen this year unless Tyreke Evans grabs that reign. Right now, it’s looking like Tyreke is either unwilling or incapable of grabbing those reigns. I’m interested to see, other than the Big Twat himself, whom, and why, is interested in those reigns.

The reality with leadership is that it is not always easy, or successful every night. Leadership is hard which is why not everyone can be a leader. At this point, I’d be happy if this team can win 3 games in the month of January. It does not get any easier from here on out.

Until tomorrow where more sarcasm about poor play comes into effect.