therealdeal wrote:Finwë wrote:Blake is usually one of the most criticized guys on the team. And he deserves most of it. But like it's fair to criticize him when he doesn't perform, I think we should also give him credit when he deserves it.
In this case, I think he deserves credit for his work ethic and dedication. Just listen to what Brown has to say about him in today's practice report and you'll know exactly what I'm talking about:
I think he should get recognition not only from his coach but from fans of the team that sure give it to other players when hearing about stuff like this.
I think Blake is a great teammate and I'm sure he's a nice guy. I'm sure he's a hard worker or Kobe wouldn't trust him.
But all of that work really hasn't produced on the court. I've been one of his few supporters but we need some production from him this season.
I agree, which is why I said he deserves most of the criticism he gets here. My point was maybe he should get a little credit for being dedicated to getting back out there after suffering an injury (albeit a very ludacris one lol). Maybe Mike Brown's retelling of Blake's work ethic will help fans to be a bit fairer to the guy, because I did say "most" and not "all" the criticism he gets.