Johnny come lately, the new kid in town. Everybody loves you, so don’t let them down. -Eagles
Public Service Announcement: Ok, here we go! Rookie rookie, who gets the cookie? Who’s the big winner here tonight at the casino? Huh? Derrick, that’s who. Derrick’s the big winner. Derrick wins. Everybody’s yipping about Blake Griffin. Everbody’s yapping about John Wall. Yipping and yapping. Flipping and flapping. But folks are forgetting about somebody. Folks are forgetting about Derrick Favors.
Derrick Favors is a very special kid and I have high hopes for him. I’m going to my media assassin, Harry Allen, I gotta ask him. Yo Harry, you’re a writer, is he that type? You best believe the hype! He is an ath-uh-lete. He’s big. He’s strong. He’s big and strong with a unique combination of power and quickness. If you watched him last night, you saw what I saw. You saw a kid who just may become the best rebounder in the National Basketball Association.
Last night, Favors gave the Nets eight points and 10 rebounds in just 20 minutes of play. Not bad for a nineteen-year-old. The kid was not just jumping out of the gym to get those 10 rebounds, he was jumping out of the stratoshpere. Big hops. Mad hops. Hop. Pop. We like to hop. We like to hop on top of Pop. But it’s not just his hops.
Favors reaction time to the rock is mind boggling. One of a kind boggling. Leaving everybody else behind boggling. And once he he gets to said rock, he has these big soft hands that allow him to corral balls most bigs would muff. Favors didn’t muff a thing last night.
Joe Smith: “I mean, the way he pursues it is like second to none. He reads the shot, and has the athleticism to go after it. That’s the stuff the great ones have.” That’s the stuff legends are made. Mark my words, from what I saw last night, Derrick Favors has what it takes to be a legend.
Peace out homies. Six two and Even!