All-Star Suffering

Got my Shot BlockedAnd there goes my confidence again. I played in the Sophomore/Rookie game yesterday and it was ugly. I had an even worse game then I did against Houston! I shot 2-20. 2-20! I’ll get in to why I took so many shots in a minute, but I think I’ve found a constant between these two terrible games. A great evil, one which I can not dispel.

It’s name is Lyle Johnston.

That so-and-so from Houston was here, starting across from me. For whatever reason, whenever I face him I play terrible. I can’t cut to the basket, I can’t shoot, my layups fall off the rim… it’s horrible. I hate Lyle Johnston.

As for why I shot so much, for whatever reason my team was deferring to me. They’d pass me the ball back whenever I tried to set them up, and they kept clearing out for me. Normally I would be flattered, but when I’m ice cold, you need to find another option. I finished with 6 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals, 2 blocks, and two turnovers on the aforementioned 2-20 shooting. It was a solid game if you don’t take in account I made Allen Iverson, circa 1996 look scared to shoot.

Naturally Lyle Johnston was the MVP of the game with 8 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block, and a turnover on 3-6 shooting.

I hope I never see him again.

- Rick Daniel

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