Atlanta Hawks legend Dominique Wilkins is a pretty nice guy, but goodness does he hold some strong opinions.
Case in point? His devaluing of LeBron James‘ 61-point night in the Miami Heat’s Monday night victory over the Charlotte Bobcats.
Granted, the Bobcats aren’t exactly a defensive juggernaut and LeBron’s stats were padded a bit, but I’m not exactly sure that should take away what James did – be it against the lowly Bobcats or not.
Wilkins though? Well, he wasn’t impressed as he rifled off multiple reasons as to why James’ night wasn’t all that and suggested we give praise to Al Jefferson for his solid numbers.
In fairness to ‘Nique, he did say he wasn’t trying to hate on James and was rather suggesting that he only had to play one side of the ball. Wilkins suggested that James would have found much more difficulty doing that against a player like Michael Jordan, Larry Bird or even Wilkins himself as he would have been forced to play defense.
He has a point, but, I’m not really sure it was needed.