From now on I’m a blogger, and I enjoy doin’ it. But like everybody else, I also have a favorite blog. And guess what, the blog deals with… Basketball! Kind of surprising, huh?
Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that my favorite blog is Morris Almond’s blog. His blog kicked off last October, and I’ve been reading it ever since. And I can guarantee ya it’s worth reading!
For those who don’t know this dude, just know he’s a young man who played his very first NBA season last year with the Utah Jazz. It wasn’t an easy year for him, given that his old school coach Jerry Sloan didn’t really trust him (like any other rookie…). Anyway if you wanna play for Sloan, you gotta have a great deal of experience, otherwise you’ll be sidelined! I kind of exaggerate, but in my view Mo could have been trusted a lil’ more.
Almond struggled throughout his rookie season. His stats are… let’s say skinny: he only played in 9 games (about 38 minutes overall), and only notched 1,4 ppg, along with 0,2 boards and 0,3 assists per game. Not the kind of stats that let you to be famous.
However, Mo Almond had his share of highlights last season. He was sent to play in the Utah Jazz’s development league affiliate, namely the Utah Flash. With the Flash, Mo performed well. Well, I should emphasise a little bit more, ’cause actually he poured some awesome stats. He turned out to be one of the best players of the NBADL, by far.
Besides, Mo henceforth holds the NBADL record for most points scored in a game! Indeed, he poured 53 pts in a game, and nobody ever did that before. And I bet his record is gonna last a long time, if it ever gets beaten one day!
His blog basically deals with all the hardships and the delightful moments a rookie can face during his first year in the L. Most often, I was enthralled by what I was reading! You know NBA guys always talk about all the upsides of being an NBA player, with rose-colored glasses. Actually, life in the NBA for a rookie ain’t that easy, and Mo doesn’t hesitate to share with you all what he went through last season. Very instructive.
Mo didn’t update his blog since the end of the season, but his blog is definitely worth-reading, mark my words!