Donovan Mitchell Made Just About The Worst Argument Ever In His Last-Ditch Play For 'Rookie Of The Year'
And, with one screen-print, any prospective political career that Donovan Mitchell had lined up post-basketball got stripped away from him in the backcourt. Maybe that's presumptuous given the way governmental qualifications are trending, but the fact that the Jazz guard donned attire that swayed less votes than had he showed up carrying a sign that said "Ben Simmons grabs 'em by the pussy" is pretty telling.
I actually enjoy the fact that NBA players are shameless enough to campaign on behalf of their own candidacy for an individual award. I think it makes things fun in a sports landscape that's constantly trying to kill its own buzz. Unfortunately, in this instance, I'm more liable to believe that Hillary Clinton put aside her slice of pepperoni to pimp pre-pubescents out of a pizza front than I am to believe that having court-side seats to the Sixers for a season enabled a guy with not an NBA minute to his name to will the extension of The Process into the postseason.
Simply put, if your best argument for 'Rookie Of The Year' is that everyone with a more compelling case isn't a rookie, despite steadfast rules that state the contrary, then you probably should have just stuck to slinging mud like our proud public servants. The word "playing" is literally used in Donovan Mitchell's desperate reliance on a definition and he played his first professional basketball game on the same exact day as Ben Simmons. That just goes to show that when you're trying to reverse the inevitable course of the polls, clarity helps your crusade about as much as a reminder that you were recruited by Rick Pitino aides in the effectiveness of your higher-education analogy...
Tell 'em Ben...