Lauri Markkanen is back! At least, he’s back in the sense that he’s willing to chuck a ton of shots to prove that he’s ready to be the Bulls’ best player again. And that’s more than enough for me. Move over Zach LaVine! There’s a new game in town, and he’s got two intact ACLs!
Markkanen took 24 shots to score these 21 points. Whenever you have more field goal attempts than points scored (what I call “The Iverson Special”), you know that two things are true. One, that shooting shots is really fun and awesome, and two, that seeming them go in is even more fun. I like to criticize players who shoot too unabashedly, which is hypocritical of me, because I just love shooting. It’s fun! If I made the NBA, I’d never want to do anything but.
Think of it this way: is Kareem’s all-time points record ever going to be broken by people NOT shooting it? Heck to the no. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go scour the internet for a place that will sell me Mämmi and have it shipped to the US before Christmas. Yes, I know it’s traditionally consumed around Easter. I don’t care. I want Mämmi.