I don’t blame Donovan Mitchell for coming out of the game after stubbing his toe. It really hurts! You’re just walking around, everything’s cool, and then you run your toe into a corner at a million miles per hour. Agony. Pure agony. I once called 9-1-1 because I was pretty sure that I was going to die from stubbing my toe really bad. The dispatch lady took a really patronizing tone with me, which I thought was WAY not cool, telling me that she wasn’t going to send an ambulance (I actually asked for a coroner) just because I “hurt my toe a little bit”. Uh, bitch, I’m the one with the life-imperiling medical condition here. It wasn’t just “a little bit”. It was a lot bit. Just send the damn people so they can take me to the morgue and put me in a coffin. I ended up being okay for the most part, still some traumatic flashbacks, but I learned that I can’t trust anyone but myself.
But I digress. Mitchell came back in the game after his gruesome injury, which took some major guts. Guts you don’t expect from a rookie in his first playoff game. He ended up with 27 points as well, which is another thing that I don’t expect from a rookie in his first playoff game. And his team lost the game, which is something I do expect from a rookie in his first playoff game. He was the Jazz’s leading scorer on the year, and he was the leading scorer for them tonight, so what happened?
There is a lot of blame to go around, starting with Ricuck Rubby and ending with Ekpenis Udumb.