These "F*** Jae Crowder" shirts really backfired on some New Orleans Pelicans fans
First things first, an admission. I'm really only writing this post to let everyone know that while they were watching the NFL Draft on Thursday night my guy Chris Paul tossed as close as you can get to a perfect game in basketball. In fact, he was actually perfect from the field, shooting an incredible 14 for 14 (an NBA Playoffs record) to lead the Phoenix Suns to a first-round, series-clinching Game 6 win over the New Orleans Pelicans.
FOURTEEN for FOURTEEN! And not a layup in sight! Just look at this amazing shot chart!
I'm getting alerts about some NFL draftee I've never heard of getting a bee sting, but NO ONE is talking about this historic performance! Let alone a historic series in which the soon-to-be 37-year-old set another NBA record for having 28 assists and no turnovers over a two-game span and also tossed in TWO 19-point fourth quarters. It's disgraceful. Seriously, show some respect to the POINT GOD, people!
OK, rant over. I promise. Now onto some shirts Pelicans fans wore that wound up backfiring by giving Phoenix even more motivation to close out the series on Thursday night. Have a look:
I get it. Jae Crowder is a freaking menace. Almost as big of a menace as Jose Alvarado. But the Suns, particularly Devin Booker got a real kick out of these. And assistant coach Jarrett Jack went into the stands to grab a few before the game:
That's some great coaching right there. Who says all those assistants aren't necessary? Anyway, after the game, Booker proudly wore his to his post-game presser:
As did Jae himself:
Now mind you, it didn't really help Crowder play any better. The dude couldn't hit the broadside of a barn from the 3-point line right now. But we just like the narrative that this move backfired on the New Orleans fanbase. And really, again, I just wanted to talk about Chris Paul.