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Embracing the Jays

 Since I've started writing and even before, it boggles my mind that anyone wanted these two separated. Now that doesn't mean I don't get on them for their mistakes on the floor. When you look at far they have come, embrace them we are watching two special young men with gifts to play this beautiful game of basketball march towards a special ending. 

Yes there are times where both guys can look a little disjointed and turn the ball over. On occasion they both have lapses on the defensive end, and still fall in to Hero ball. With that said they are both very young, do you remember being their age and sometimes falling into the same traps? As their NBA bodies grow and mature so do their basketball minds, these two have come so far. 

Let's look at JB, I've always said he can get to rim without any issue, his strength and athleticism makes him unstoppable. Over this season we have witnessed some monster dunk from him, the rim is still shaking from last night. His midrange game has come to be one of the best when he's on and let's not miss out on when he's drilling threes from every where on the floor. He still needs to work on his handles, but he's a great cutter. Defensively he still needs work but when called upon he's a stopper. 

JT has it all, last night he almost had a triple double. When he's on no one and I mean no one can stop him. His ability to get to the rim is similar to JBs. What I think we need him to continue to develop is that post up game. Watch some more Jordan and take notes. There have been times when he does post up and no one can stop him. He also has that bird's eye accuracy when he's on nailing threes. His passing this year has been amazing, my gut says he's been watching some old Larry Bird VHS tapes and taking notes. Watch him out of a double team and he's making the right reads. Defensively he's becoming a menace. 

I've been around a bit and I've seen Bird, Pierce, and all those special players in between have great games and some real stinkers. With that said we need to embrace these two young studs as they march to Banner 18. I'm not getting ahead of myself I just have high hopes for Friday night. Bleed Green! Celtic Pride! 

PS, Ma I feel your up there sending good vibes to this Celtic team. 


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