Does it make me a bad person that I don’t quite remember the one game Luke Kennard has had in his NBA career that was better this? He scored 28 points in December of 2018, but I don’t even really recall much about it. All I know is that I probably made a highlight video for that game. In fact, I went back into my highlights archivium and did locate the VHS tape which contains Kennard’s 28-performance, so change that “probably” to a “definitely”.
This is shameful for me because I’m supposed to be the one who cares the most about role-players like Kennard. Part of caring about a player is being able to recall what their career high in points is without resorting to a quick peek at basketball-reference. Apparently I didn’t care enough about Kennard to make his 28-point showing against the Sixers a discrete even in my mind, but I promise I care now. I am committing to memory both his 28-point game, which remains his career-high, and this 26-point game, which is the second-best game of his career. If you ask me about Kennard’s career achievements in six months, I will definitely be able to tell you what they are.
Extra credit: if you know Kennard’s career-highs in any other stat, congratulations, you’ve either got a mancrush on Kennard or you are the most devoted Pistons fan in the universe (I’m sorry). In either case, I will pray for you.