Napiga ni Jay Williams ng ESPN si Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum para piliin ang kanyang top 3 players sa NBA sa kasalukuyan.
“If you had to rank the top 3 NBA players in the game of basketball right now, and you cannot dance around and say, ‘No particular order,’” latag ni Williams sa The Boardroom.
Natigilan si McCollum, hindi agad nakasagot. Nag-iisip.
Kaya muling bumanat si Williams.
“This awkward pause is so good,” sundot ng host. “I love silence. It’s really good when…”
Hindi natapos ni Williams ang sasabihin dahil sumingit na si McCollum.
“I’m thinking about the order. I know the players, I’m thinking about the order,” lahad niya.
“KD (Kevin Durant) hurt, so I’m taking KD out cause he’s hurt. Cause he can’t play right now,” panimula ng guard. “Then I’ll put him back in and pretend that he’s not hurt. I can give you two.”
Pero hindi lang dalawa ang binigay niya.
“I’ll go ‘Bron,” umpisa niya, sinundan ng ilang segundong gap bago bumanat. “Kawhi, Giannis.”
Tatlo rin: LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard at Giannis Antetokounmpo.
“Obviously you can play around with that,” paliwanag ni McCollum. “I think ‘Bron has solidified himself as the best player right now. Makes his team better. Take him off that Lakers team, you see what happened last year. You know what I’m saying, like, put him on another team, like if you changed roles, that’s how I look at like Most Valuable Player.”
Tumango-tango si McCollum nang tanungin ni Williams kung si LeBron ang MVP niya ngayong season.
Siyempre, NBA champion si Kawhi sa Toronto bago lumipat ng Clippers noong July. At si Giannis ang reigning MVP. (VE)