I mean, you can, but would it be allowed in modern English? Perhaps, perhaps not. Am I supposed to know English? But let’s go deeper, something your mother enjoys all the time. In this regard, one might ponder not just about your mother, but also the fact that you can’t spell “luck” with Luka because the dude is just pure talent and skill. Luck is the last thing he needs. And don’t look at me, I’m not a Luka Doncic fanboy either, I’ve honestly never seen so much basketball talent executed in the slowest way possible. Man moves like the most agile molasses I’ve ever seen and I swear it takes roughly 18 minutes to wind up his shot. And the constant chirping… sure, I understand he doesn’t get the same calls like Steph does, but 18 technical fouls per quarter can sometimes be exhausting to watch.

But like I’ve been alluding, even the haters have to stan for this guy at some point. The age, the chip on the shoulder, and my god, the numbers. Last night is a perfect example of how Mark Cuban should be arrested under the statute of being a total idiot. 53 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals all on 83% TS and coming off an ankle injury. Ahem, and just for context, the rest of the Mavs had a combined 58 points on 40% from the field, 21% three-point and 60% free-throws against the *checks notes*… Detroit Pistons? Never mind Cuban being a moron, arrest that man for crimes against humanity.

Here’s what else I saw during last night’s games:

Franz Wagner – 38 MIN, 7-16 FG, 2-4 3PT, 3-6 FT, 6 REB, 3 AST, 2 STL, 1 TO, +7, 19 PTS. Your team isn’t doing anything in the playoffs until they lose to the Magic. The true definition of giant-slayers this year, especially against the East, some crazy stuff. Magical, if you will.

Markelle Fultz – 32 MIN, 4-14 FG, 4-5 FT, 2 REB, 10 AST, 4 STL, +12, 12 PTS. 76ers got Fultz’d. Definitely go see a Doctor if you’ve been Fultz’d for more than five hours.

Jalen Suggs – 20 MIN, 1-5 FG, 0-1 3PT, 2-2 FT, 4 REB, 1 AST, 1 BLK, +4, 4 PTS. Many will say a bust, but one part of his game that keeps him relevant and in the rotation is the high-energy defense. Granted, far cry from where you want to be with a fifth overall pick, but he’ll at least have the minutes to progress.

Paolo Banchero – 37 MIN, 11-22 FG, 3-5 3PT, 4-5 FT, 9 REB, 3 AST, 1 STL, 1 BLK, +15, 29 PTS. Reminds me sorta of Carmelo Anthony a bit, no? What do y’all think?

Patrick Beverley – 35 MIN, 1-8 FG, 1-5 3PT, 2-2 FT, 1 REB, 3 AST, +1, 5 PTS. Beverley gets the callout here, but really, the Lakers point guard play was just simply terrible last night. Beverley, Westbrook and Schroder combined for 8-38 from beyond the arc… I’m not even sure why you close out the game with all three of them on the court, but these are the Lakers so there’s that.

Thomas Bryant – 27 MIN, 7-8 FG, 1-2 3PT, 3-7 FT, 9 REB, 1 BLK, 1 TO, +1, 18 PTS. Strange player and still the same guy I remember on the Wizards. Looks like the next coming of Shaq once a week and then disappears into a below average hole, all with the worst defense I’ve seen in the paint since I watched a video of me playing in High School.

Stephen Curry – 37 MIN, 12-20 FG, 8-14 3PT, 6-6 FT, 2-2 FT, 7 REB, 3 AST, 1 STL, 2 TO, +4, 28 PTS. I have come to the conclusion that Stephen Curry is indeed an NBA player on the Golden State Warriors.

Josh Giddey – 29 MIN, 9-18 FG, 1-3 3PT, 2-4 FT, 8 REB, 6 AST, 3 STL, 5 TO, -7, 21 PTS. Giddey is just 20-years-old. Sky is still the limit.

Kendrick Nunn – 20 MIN, 5-11 FG, 1-3 3PT, 1-1 FT, 3 REB, 2 AST, 1 STL, +11, 12 PTS. The Wizards are undefeated in the Kendrick Nunn Era. (In all seriousness, he’s looked pretty decent.)

Deni Avdija 33 MIN, 10-12 FG, 2-2 3PT, 3-4 FT, 9 REB, 1 AST, 1 STL, 1 BLK, 2 TO, +25, 25 PTS. One of the benefits of trading away Rui was the extra minutes Deni have netted in the rotation and so far he’s putting together a nice stretch.

Spencer Dinwiddle – 32 MIN, 5-16 FG, 0-6 3PT, 2-4 FT, 3 REB, 2 AST, -4, 12 PTS. He was the only other Mavs player besides Luka who had double-digit points. Just saying.

Saddiq Bey – 32 MIN, 5-15 FG, 5-11 3PT, 3-4 FT, 5 REB, 2 AST, 3 STL, 1 TO, -3, 18 PTS. Dude never saw an acrobatic contested layup opportunity he didn’t like.

Pascal Siakam – 38 MIN, 7-17 FG, 1-4 3PT, 4-4 FT, 3 REB, 1 AST, 3 TO, +1, 19 PTS. May need a break… 38 minutes last night, two days ago had 39 and the day before that was 40 minutes.

Mikal Bridges – 39 MIN, 12-19 FG, 3-4 3PT, 2-2 FT, 3 REB, 6 AST, 3 STL, 1 BLK, 2 TO, +4, 29 PTS. Mikal “Kevin Durant” Bridges.



Jay is a longtime Razzball everything who consumes an egregious amount of Makers Mark as a vehicle to gain wisdom and augment his natural glow. Living in the D.C. area, he also likes spending time visiting the local parks and feeding lettuce to any turtles he encounters, including Mitch McConnell.