Everyone makes a big deal about ugly players in the NBA. Anthony Davis is continually mocked. Sam Cassell’s biggest legacy is his alien-esque facial features. DJ Mbenga looks like a pile of mashed potatoes. So it’s surprising that no one has mentioned Gigi Datome.
I mean, look at his face. His eyes are way too close together! And they’re so small! Marko Jaric 2.0. And his surplus of hair only serves to further minimize his features.
But all that doesn’t matter if he can play. Can he? Well, we don’t really know yet. He doesn’t get minutes. As we’ve seen before, it takes a while for Euro shooters to acclimate to the NBA. I feel tingling in my fingers. Is this… optimism?
No, just my low blood pressure.