Wednesday, January 25

He'd even rob a Miller truck

Yes, this has been a long time coming. Yes, he might be the only Duke player or student that I don't absolutely loathe, and when it comes right down to it, he's really pretty charming. We all know i'm talking about Shavlik Randolph, and we all know he's got a lot of potential and talent. But that's not what I'm here to talk about. The thing about Shavlik is that I don't think anyone told him he's a rookie, or even that he left Duke. He still thinks he's down there in Durham, eating his peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, hand-crafted by a loving roommate. He's comfortable, he's confident, and like I said, he'd even rob a Miller truck. Who knows why Cheeks won't give him more game time, but when he's in there, he just goes to the basket. He knows that's what he's good for, so he does it. Then he gets fouled because he's a rookie, and he goes to the line. Point is, the man's got cojones, and whether he just doesn't realize he's in the NBA, or he doesn't care, you gotta love it.

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