The NBA, in the first week of its 67th season, has already fired off a few digital blanks showing why it often operates in the days of two-handed set shots.
Following the overzealous coverage of Michael Jordan’s meaningless entry into the world of social media, we have the New Orleans Pelicans delivering a promo that features a handful of star players working the line at John Besh’s Borgne restaurant in the Crescent City. Not sure what is worse—the inept acting of head coach Monty Williams and phenom Anthomy Davis, or the sad puns that weakly tie food-related activities to the hardwood. Turnovers, indeed!
Grantland rates the team as a “potential interloper” in the NBA’s Western Conference, noting “New Orleans is frighteningly punchless beyond its top six” and “there are too many questions to slot these guys into the playoffs ahead of more accomplished teams, but there could be something here.” It’s going to be a long season for NBA fans down in the Louisiana Delta.
It may have been a while since I followed the day-to-day machinations of the NBA, but I am hard pressed to name more than two players on the current Pelicans roster. Alas, I miss the good old days when the New Orleans team was rightfully called The Jazz and Pistol Pete lit it up every night.