“Coach Randy Wittman didn’t have to see Golden State Warriors guard Monta Ellis torch his team from nearly every spot on the floor, including half court,” Michael Lee’s game report in Tuesday’s paper began. “He didn’t have to watch Warriors guard Stephen Curry track down an errant Ellis pass intended for no one in particular and bury a desperation three-pointer from 27 feet. He didn’t really need to watch 5-foot-9 reserve Nate Robinson soar above Andray Blatche to snatch a rebound, then dribble down the other end to bury an uncontested three-pointer.”
Well, maybe Wittman didn’t have to watch that, but I did. The video is above. Blatche is coming off a jump, and has a worse angle than Robinson. It’s not a horribly egregious video. But it does show a 5-foot-9 guy taking a rebound away from a 6-foot-11 guy.
As for that 6-foot-11 guy, he doesn’t like being booed.
“It’s tough. You’re home and people that’s supposed to have your back don’t have your back,” a dejected Blatche said after the game, via Wizards Insider. “Instead of encouraging you to get better, they push you down and hope you do worse. It’s not only hurting me it’s hurting my teammates.”