Bubble basketball is officially here and what did we find out in the first game? Alvin Gentry is just as useless as ever. Time and time again this guy proves to be incapable of doing what he was hired to do, coach. The Pelicans drop game one to the Utah Jazz after leading by 16 at one point. I have to say, I am ecstatic that sports are back even though we lost tonight.
15 Minutes For Zion?
Why in the world does our 20-year-old superstar need to be on a minute restriction? Zion left the bubble for 8 days to tend to a family issue, so Gentry and the medical team decide to limit him to 15 minutes of game time. This is mind-boggling to me, this was a must-win game and we just gave it away. If Zion were to play for even just 25 minutes we win the game easily. The kid shot 6-8 and scored 13 points in 15 minutes, put him in the damn game. Alvin Gentry should have been fired a year ago, but when we got the #1. overall pick, that saved his job. He refuses to call plays and is famous for calling a timeout and having absolutely nothing drawn up. Just as we saw on the final attempt of the game by Brandon Ingram, iso basketball with no movement and a last-second heave.