Denzel Valentine is shooting almost 40% from the three-point line, but I don’t feel like there’s much buzz around him being a “good” three-point shooter. Maybe it’s because we’re living in an era where a player can conceivably shoot 45% from three on high volume, or maybe it’s because Denzel has yet to have a game where he drops in an insane amount of triples (this ties his career-high with five long-balls), but when it comes to up-and-coming young shooters, he never gets mentioned.
That’s changing right now. I just wrote a letter to the editor of my local newspaper. The number of letters to that dude (who I imagine to be wrinkly, old, and unaware of the internet) has been dwindling for years, so I’m pretty sure mine will get published next to the one where some cranky bitch is complaining about highway funding or something lame like that. My letter will be cool though. Here’s an excerpt:
“Denzel Valentine is shooting almost 40% from the three-point line, but I don’t feel like there’s much buzz around him being a ‘good’ three-point shooter. This is a major civic issue that must be addressed immediately. People should feel free to drop by my place and we can watch Denzel Valentine highlights together. Especially if you’re a pretty woman. I like pretty women. By the way, Valentine plays for the Bulls in case you’re not up-to-date on your basketball knowledge. So yeah, drop by any time and I’ll show you how good he is. [address redacted]”.
So not only will people be aware of the emerging shooting touch of one Denzel Valentine, I’m gonna make a bunch of new friends, including hopefully some of the female variety.