I remember how it all began I used to sing dirty raps to my East side fans. In a pre-draft ESPN online chat a few months ago, Chad Ford (for reasons I’ve yet to determine) dropped a random jewel of how Tyreke Evans is more or less a cancer. And his teammates hate him. And he probably ran over your dog and killed Santa in-front of a mall full of children. Cause hey, that’s what anti-christs like Tyreke Evans do – at least, according to all knowing ESPN experts.
So it should come as no surprise to you that Tyreke Evans was not only cut from Team USA basketball because of a bum ankle, but also because of his horrific personality and/or cry baby attitude. Per Yahoooooooooooo:
The Kings’ Rookie of the Year was cut from the USA basketball tryouts, mostly because he wasn’t really in the mix in the first place, thanks to a badly sprained left ankle suffered during the very first practice. The ailment and his attitude because of it doomed him.
Was Tyreke upset and possibly bothered that he had to sit on the sidelines and watch sand drip from the hourglass as his peers ran up and down the court? Sure, why wouldn’t he be? But to outcast him for a poor attitude? It seems like poor journalism. I mean hey – I would totally expect any tough competitor to sit on the sidelines and play Candyland nursing an injury.
The Kings two future pieces (Evans and Cousins) have been continually raked over hot coals when it comes to their personalities, and I really don’t understand why. I know it’s been a topic of conversation on this blog multiple times, but it still confuses me.
What did Evans do during his rookie campaign to get labeled as a mini-malcontent? Is it jealousy? Are media members running with the reckless driving situation and trying to scapegoat him as another diva without any merit?
I saw absolutely nothing from Tyreke Evans during his days at Memphis and during his rookie season in Sacramento to make me think of him as an egotistical NBA version of Terrell Owens. But judging by the continued swipes at Evans, it seems that there is a mild determination to do exactly that.
It dumbfounds me to see players like Derrick Rose and Kevin Durant praised (and they should be) for their dedication, skill set, and hard working attitudes but somebody like Evans crapped on for…..what exactly?
I’m not sure what other members of the media saw last season, but I saw a 19 year old kid thrust into the spotlight and have the weight of an NBA franchise put on his shoulders. He was given every reason to fail but he excelled. Excelled into the NBA record books joining Oscar Robertson, Micheal Jordan, and Lebron James as the only rookies to average 20/5/5 in a season.
Yet, he’s a malcontent. Nobody likes him. And, eh, he’s probably not even a point guard.
Yea, sure. You got it.
I wonder how much of a malcontent he’d be if he happened to play for the Knicks or Lakers as a rookie and put up 20/5/5….
I’m guessing he’d be the second coming.
But for now, he’s nothing more than a mini malcontent. Funny how that works.