David Lee plays with the most intensity and fire on the team. Even if his numbers do not always reflect it (most of the time they do) he is one of the few players on this team that shows their fierce desire to win. You can see it in his face every time he plays, he has that Kobe Bryant look in his eyes. Granted he is no Kobe but I think their will to play hard might be the same. For that I admire him and now think he is the best player on this team. Always trying to make the strong play. Nate Robinson gets my vote for second best energy/intensity player on the team and Ekpe close behind in his own ways of wanting to prove he can contend. These qualities are contagious and make the rest of the team better. One man that stands out who can improve on intensity is Curry. Sometimes I look at his face and it seems he has just partially given up for the rest of the game even if he numbers do not reflect it. Of course when a game is out of hand and the team is stuck in the land of mediocrity with very little hope of emerging from it soon one can understand the lack of drive but that is no excuse as a player to not carry the intensity every single minute of every game when your job is to play your hardest.
David Lee you are the man, keep spreading the good vibes and do not let anything get you down. Nate, do not ever lose that energy and enthusiasm, everyone on the team can use a little. If the team is stuck in land of mediocrity then there is at least something to say for a team who will never give up no matter what. I can't stomach a intentional tank mentality. Goes against the competitive nature of sports. There are no guarantees that a tank this year would equal a better next year. Nothing is guaranteed in sports. But this is not about tanking or not, it is about David Lee being da man and him getting his props. Much more deserving of the contract than say the no intensity European do not feel like opening the shop today Biedrins. Speaking of Beans talents, how can people in the NBA not shoot free throws well? I do not understand it. You do it every day. How are you not good at it? It is part of your job. I hardly ever practice basketball and can probably still manage a 50% free throw shooter. Even if players do not practice you would think the time they do it in games would make them above 60%. Guess it is just a game of size and not skill sometimes. Thoughts?