Sometimes I get really far into making a highlight video before I realize that the commentators are for a team other than the one the player is on and that I’ve been using the wrong broadcast. Like I don’t register whose voices I’m hearing, just what they’re saying. I guess they didn’t seem that excited for Josh Richardson scoring a ton of points on his way to a career-high 32, in retrospect. Oh well. Too late now, I’m not starting over, the vid is still perfectly fine. Instead of getting the Heat guys freaking out and the play-by-play dude saying over and over how many points he has in whichever quarter, you get the Hawks people being chill and then totally roasting Hassan Whiteside at the end, turning from chill to no chill.
So I’m sorry. To atone, I wont’t even suggest that the Heat trade Richardson for Jimmy Butler, even though they’re 3-5 and just lost to one of the worst teams in the league and their collection of pretty-good-but-overpaid role-players isn’t cutting it this year. See? I didn’t suggest a darn thing.
Richardson’s been the lone bright spot for me as a neutral Heat observer, though I’m sure many legitimate Heat fanatics feel the same way. He’s averaging 20 a game now, a mark I think he can maintain throughout the whole season. I often bring up the concept of irrelevant players who randomly managed to average 20, like Mike James, and I think Richardson can be one of those guys. People will look back and be like “who?”, and only real NBA fans will know. We will know, and we will remember how cool it was even if his team didn’t make the playoffs after having such high expectations going into the year.