I know right now everybody has their targets locked on DeRozan and rightfully so, his bad choices and disappearing act cost us the game but I believe he'll come back strong this series and deep down I think we'll gut it out against these aging dirty ball playing prima donnas. I mean karmically it just wouldn't be right to allow super prick KG, pompous Deron Williams (who crumpled to the floor like he got shot after being grazed yesterday, this the very same guy who forced the legendary Jerry Sloan into retirement) and Jason Kidd (the first coach ever in NBA history to stage a water spillage for a timeout) to beat such a heart & soul team like the Raptors. If the basketball Gods are pure they won't allow this to happen, even if the refs tip the favor in the direction of the evil Nets.
Before I digress too far though the real reason for this post is to discuss my disgust for everything John Salmons. When Salmons first came here I was genuinely excited and thought he would be a great addition which he was for a time, defensively and offensively he was doing everything a veteran of his caliber should be doing off the bench. The world wasn't expected of him and it was a perfect mutual situation for him and the team, but then at some point his D started to slip and his ball handling gaffes started to pile up along with the amount of bricks he was putting up. At first I thought it was a temporary lapse and he would pull out of this tailspin but he just kept nose diving even further which finally culminated in him single-handedly losing games (see OKC 03/21/14). After this game it was apparent to everybody on planet earth not named Dwayne Casey that this was a man who'd lost his confidence and was no longer useful in any way whatsoever to this team. Like it was for everyone else, that game was the tipping point for me too and now I'm literally nauseous at the sight of John Salmons. Every time I see him make an errant pass, dumb foul, or do a pump fake when he's wide open only to allow the defender to close in and then throw up a brick I feel an absolute rage come over me!! This guy is so lost out there but what really bugs me is his lack of emotion on and off the court, I'm starting to think he's a robot. I'm usually not like this with athletes, for the most part I get the slumps and highs & lows they go through but there's something about Salmons I simply can't stomach anymore..