Donovan Mitchell has grabbed everyone’s attention with his breakout rookie season, including the Black Mamba. Kobe Bryant released a video breakdown of Game 1 between the Utah Jazz and Houston Rockets. It’s surprisingly engaging as Kobe talks in first person as if he’s Donovan Mitchell.
My first impression while watching is there’s something special hearing Kobe’s voice and seeing the game through his eyes and mindset. His competitiveness is so apparent.
There are times where I love what Kobe says, like the incredible details he expounds on with individual plays that made him a hall-of-famer. There’s also times where I think that some things he critiques, such as when Donovan receives the ball farther out, can sometimes be by design.
Nevertheless, it’s eye opening how many areas of improvement he sees in Mitchell’s game. And that’s what makes this more exciting than anything, just how much Mitchell can improve on what he already is.
One of the most important things about Donovan Mitchell is his humility. You know that he will listen to critiques like this and implement what he can to take his game to the next level.
Don’t believe me? He was asked about it and has already watched the video twice and started implementing what he can.
Keep it coming, @kobebryant.— ESPN (@espn) May 2, 2018
Donovan Mitchell's taking notes pic.twitter.com/m1c6cZ8J5N
The sky's the limit for Donovan Mitchell. We’re only seeing the beginning.
Here’s an important update from our very own Andy Bailey. Joe Ingles is the greatest left-handed shooter in NBA history.
Top 10 in career eFG% among lefties (min 1,000 3PA)— Andy Bailey (@AndrewDBailey) May 2, 2018
1. Joe Ingles (57.9)
2. Chris Mullin (54)
3. James Harden (52.2)
4. Goran Dragic/Manu Ginobili (52)
6. Thad Young (51.7)
7. Raef LaFrentz (51.6)
8. Isaiah Thomas (50.9)
9. Rodney Hood/Michael Redd (50.3)https://t.co/ohvMtJfMeW
Just more evidence that Joe Ingles is, in fact, the greatest basketball player that ever lived. All I have to back this up is facts and truth.
According to Ryen Russillo, Paul George is “gone.”
Paul George is "gone" after the Thunder failed to advance past the first round of the Playoffs, reports @ryenarussillo https://t.co/pSqkbxo9ng pic.twitter.com/3thVxPiWaT— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) May 1, 2018
Another year, another team that crumbles after facing the Utah Jazz. The Jazz defense is so good it not only crushes offenses but future dynasties.
The real question now is whether Paul George would be interested in a team with a budding superstar guard, the best defensive center in the game and the chance to be coached by one of the best in the league.
And for George, who is a huge fisherman, there’s no better lakes and rivers in the world.
Seems like an easy choice to me.
It looks like Thabo Sefolosha is making progress!
Look who’s working his way back to health ... pic.twitter.com/mmtYFKpiI5— Kyle Goon (@kylegoon) May 1, 2018
Sefolosha’s timetable is still indefinite, but it’s going to be exciting to see him suit up again and help contribute to Utah’s stifling defense.
Donovan Mitchell was on the Dan Patrick show and it’s a great listen. He discusses his favorite Office episode, how the Jazz will guard James Harden in Game 2, what he thinks about the new city jerseys and his nickname for Ricky Rubio.