After a problematic 1-of-13 shooting performance a week ago (which featured nine missed three-pointers and zero made three pointers), Aminu continued to struggle shooting the rock, but that all ended last night as he went 7-of-9 from the field for twenty points. Rather than shoot a ton of threes, Aminu scored his points on “creative” (read: ill-advised) drives to the basket. For just a brief period of time, he was channeling the spirit of Giannis, except the spirit of Giannis jealously decided to withhold his dunking powers from Aminu.
I do have to say, though, and I’ve said this before: when Aminu fails to shave, he looks terrible. In the thumbnail, he looks exactly like you would expect the moldy corpse of Kawhi Leonard to look if you uncoffined it after a few months and, through misapplied scientific genius, somehow reanimated the dead body. It’s a combination of the patchy hobo beard and the droopy eyes, but the eye thing could be overcome if Aminu just kept a clean-shaven face at all times.
I’m going to talk directly to Aminu right now, as one man who had regrettable facial hair to another man who currently has it: every morning, after you pee and brush your teeth, you gotta shave your face. All of it. Take all the hair off. You won’t be quite as kawaii as Kawhi but you’ll be getting there.