Tareau Barron’s prediction for MVP this season went off last night. (No, not you Kawhi Leonard). I’m talking about Brookfield’s own (East Oakland Y’all) Damien Lillard. So, you are just going to ignore the Trail Blazers, right? Good. I’m glad. As you know I’m a die hard Warrior’s fan 2nd but I am a die hard NBA fan 1st. I’ll watch any NBA game. The reason why I feel like Dame Dolla, will win MVP is well because of you folks! What? What do you mean? Well the NBA is a popularity contest and while everyone is fixated in the Warriors or Cavs right now, real basketball is being played around the country. It’s our job at thecouchsports.com to give love. Yes we talk about your top athletes in sports but, one of today’s problem in society is, everything is a popularity contest. No one pays attention to underrated things until a certain celebrity gets a hold to it or until something goes viral. Dame is playing mad. Can you figure out why? *cough allstar snub cough* olympic snub cough* all NBA 1st team snub cough* excuse me. Anyways, enough of my rant.
Last night the Portland Trail Blazers had their season opener and man Dame went off. 39 pts, 9 rebs, 6 ast, 13/20 from the field, 4/6 from deep with only 4 turnovers. His backcourt counterpart CJ McCollum contributed 25 pts. The surprise for me was the $85 million dollar bench player, Allan Crabbe who had 18pts, 3ast, 3 reb. (So thats what a bidding war gets ya, for $85 million huh.) The Blazers played excellent team basketball. They defeated a depleted Jazz team whose banged up right now. Iso Joe, (Joe Johnson) went off as well scoring 29 pts on 12/16 shooting. My candidate for most improve if he continues to start (Rodney Hood) had a monster game also. He contributed 26 pts.