LeBron & Co. doesn’t lose consecutive games, doesn’t matter how hard it is.
LeBron puts Tiago on the reverse poster
LeBron James being LeBron James.
Paul George with James defending him hit a off-balance 3 to send the game to OT, Dwyane Wade fouled Paul George at the 3-pt line with 2.2 seconds, down 2 George was at the line.
Paul made all of them, then LeBron James with 2.2 seconds left drove the ball to the lane and made the game winning layup.Paul was defending him (Irony).
This season, as a starting forward for the Houston Rockets, Chandler Parsons averages 15 points, 5 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game. In one particularly memorable performance against Dallas Mavericks, Parsons sunk 32 points, hitting on his first 11 shots and finishing the game 12-13 from the field. Only one other NBA player this season has finished with at least 30 points on 90% shooting. That other player?
Yet despite impressive game after game, Parsons is making less than a million dollars a year. And he’s more or less locked into this contract for another two seasons. Grantland founder Bill Simmons called Parsons’ contract one of the best bargains in the NBA.
I ask, a bargain for who?
At a salary of $888,250 this year, Parsons barely takes home $10,000 a game. And that’s before legal fees, agent fees, and taxes. At an average of 15 points/game - Chandler is earning roughly $666 a point. For a little helping of context: Kobe Bryant makes 27.8 million a year which averages out to about $339,000 a game. If Kobe made $666/point, he would need to average 509 points per game to match Parsons’ efficiency.
To make matters worse, mere weeks away from the playoffs, Chandler has been stricken with both a strained calf, food poisoning, and a crushing loss for his alma mater in the Elite 8 at the hands of Trey Burke and his Michigan Blue-ligans. This guy doesn’t need to catch a break, he needs to catch the first flight out to Maui after the season ends!
I whole-heartedly believe Parsons and his Rockets will go far in the playoff season. But, whether he goes for one last victory lap or all the way to championship glory, I think we can all agree Chandler deserves a little rest, relaxation, and hula.
For the same price as an NBA jersey, a round of cold beers at your local sports pub, or nosebleed tickets to a Bobcats-Pistons game, you can help show Chandler Parsons your appreciation for an outstanding season.
Donate if you think MVP stands for Most Valuable Parsons.
I just love this.
Props to LTG for starting this.