The guy eat, sleeps, & breathes basketball. Having an injury for the first time in his career is YES, unfortunate. Doesn't matter if he's making $12mill or $12,000, he wants to play & play at a top level. He's always been that way. I just don't get why someone would be happy about a player injury & his drop in production because of it. I think it's stupid. I hate KG & the Celtics, but I wasn't doing cartwheels when KG got a knee injury last year because it's always an unfortunate situation when an athlete can't compete in the sport they truly love.
I don't give a fat baby's d--- if he actually eats a damn basketball every day! His drop in production has nothing to do with his injury, his drop in production is because he is playing behind a better player, which is what I was telling people in preseason. Hamilton is playing good basketball right now and Gordon can't get off the bench, and most of the time when he does, he sucks...point blank. If you want to feel sorry for anyone, feel sorry for Pistons fans who watch Dumars trade away an allstar player for Charlie V and St. Ben of UConn, who combined aren't worth what Billups is worth...
I've said it before and I'll say it again. If Billups stayed on the Pistons they'd still be nowhere. They lost in the ECF with him for 3 straight years. The trade for Iverson was to shake things up and it needed to be done because that Pistons core was finished as far as winning championships.
Gordon was a good signing, Charlie V isn't because Charlie V has done nothing in his career to justify making that kind of money. Gordon has been productive on winning Bulls teams.
He's having a bad shooting year, and if you think that has nothing to do with his injuries than your crazy. Early in the season, before the injuries he was putting up his typical numbers. since the injuries, not so much.
And looking at the numbers Rip Hamilton is averaging 3 more ppg on 4 and 1/2 more shots per game and with 6 more minutes played per game.
In this, Ben Gordon's worst FG shooting season, he's still shooting better than Rip from the field and will always shooter better from 3 than Rip, even in his sleep.
It's funny that fans are overreacting to his down numbers. Similar to how Bulls fans overreacted when his numbers went down in the 07/08 year. "Oh what a fool for not accepting that 5-year 50 million dollar deal" well he came back the next year and put up his usual numbers. I would expect him to do the same since he's only 26 and I highly doubt his career has started it's decline yet.