FanPost

Shabazz at 10? Attitude Says No, Scoring Says Yes.



I think this video is pretty self-explanatory, but I will explain it anyway.

The game clock is winding down, and Shabazz is screaming for the ball, waving his hands like his life depended on getting the basketball. His teammate decides to keep it and makes a dagger, securing the win in a hard-fought game. While the team dog-piled on one another, Shabazz storms off the court with an angry look on his face, seemingly irked at the fact that he wasn't the one that made the shot.

His bad attitude should be a huge red flag for the Blazers, enough so that he should be crossed off their list of potential targets. The video demonstrates that he may be the kind of guy that likes personal stats and fame, and as long as he played well it didn't matter whether the team won or not. Think Wesley Matthews would let that fly?

Obviously Shabazz would bring much needed depth and scoring ability to the Blazer bench. He would be able to contribute instantly and could be a decent option for another wing player. He can score like crazy and could turn out to be much better than he was at UCLA

Sure, maybe the whole thing was blown out of proportion, maybe Shabazz was just-- umm-- tired and didn't want to celebrate his teammates amazing shot. But we're still talking about the guy who lied about his age, is not that athletic and does not seem to care about the defensive side of the ball. Despite these traits, he is still a gifted scorer and has major potential in this league. Does he bring to the table what the Blazers need to compete?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Blazer's Edge

You must be a member of Blazer's Edge to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Blazer's Edge. You should read them.

Join Blazer's Edge

You must be a member of Blazer's Edge to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Blazer's Edge. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker