If you want to learn to be a good NBA player, you have to pay your dues and get schooled. Young players don’t know the name of the game until they get their proverbial pants pulled around their ankles, and that happened toe Philadelphia 76ers rookie sensation Michael Carter-Williams on Friday night.
First off, if you put Carter-Williams on LeBron James, bad things are inevitably going to happen. LeBron didn’t deke Carter-Williams out of his own skin like Norris Cole did to Tony Wroten earlier in the game, but it was clear from the start that the rookie stood no chance against James in a one-on-one.
The kid shouldn’t feel that bad though as his two teammates behind him couldn’t contain James either as he glided past them for the contested bucket with general ease. If you want to be the best, you have to get schooled by the best.