NBA Big Men Who Could Use A Break
Night in, night out, over the course of the NBA’s grueling 82 game season, no one takes more of a pounding than the league’s tall timber. Whether fighting under the boards for a rebound, catching an elbow from an opponent, or getting hacked, whacked and chopped at by smaller guards, when the final buzzer goes off, nobody needs a hot tub more than the NBA’s big men.
The Lakers shelled out big bucks for Superman, but his performance, especially at the free throw stripe, has been less than super. Maybe it’s a chemistry problem with Kobe Bryant or maybe it’s just the pressure of playing in front of Jack Nicholson every night. Whatever the reason, Dwight could definitely use a couple hot tubs.
After being selected to the 2012 East All Star team, the Indiana Pacers center was passed over this year in favor of Tyson Chandler, Brook Lopez, and Joachim Noah. Maybe the snub left him a little frustrated, as he got into a shoving match with the Warriors David Lee a while back. The altercation earned him a one game suspension and a reprimand from his mom. Tough night for Hibbert. Maybe Roy needs to relax in a nice, soothing hot tub.
When Derrick came into the league, drafted by the New Jersey Nets as the third overall draft pick, big things were expected of him. The Nets, however, shipped him to Utah midway during the 2010/11 season as part of the deal that sent all-star, Deron Williams to New Jersey. Playing time for the young power forward has been limited, playing behind Utah’s solid big men, Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson. However, any Utah Jazz fan knows that when he is in he makes the minutes count. He fights for rebounds and out powers anyone in the box. This young man has a lot of potential still to show and lots of time in Utah. With the amount of potential he has to nourish he should take time to relax in a extra large spa!
At 36, Duncan is the elder statesman of NBA bigs. Known more for his finesse than his power game, The Big Fundamental has lead the San Antonio Spurs for 15 seasons, never once missing the playoffs. Though still playing at a high level, Spurs coach, Gregg Popovich is trying to rest Duncan as much as possible because 36 year old NBA knees are like 100 year old normal knees. Tim, get thee to a hot tub.
On any given night, the Nuggets athletic, young 7 footer can be a human highlight or sub-human, low light film. Whether throwing the ball off the backboard to himself, then throwing down a ferocious dunk, or sailing a pass meant for a teammate twenty rows into the stands, McGee is like Forest Gump’s box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get. JaVale, it’s time to stretch those long legs in a nice hot tub.