Originally Posted by Jose_TheGenius
the guy is 26 years old with no NBA experience coming in to a game that's at a heated rival's homecourt on national television, you're telling me he's not supposed to be nervous?
Olympics are all well and good, but he's repping his country. the NBA is the big time and this kid was with a new team and teammates he's never played with before. we're talking nerves in a new situation with a new team he's trying to impress who's playing him millions of dollars, not skill. you can't downplay pressure.
i'm more questioning Bud's decision to put him in there when it wouldn't benefit him any and got him a scolding from a guy who was the one who made the decision in the first place.
The best way to learn how to do something is to practice it and if he's having trouble handling the pressure of making an inbound pass with your team up 6 and 4 seconds left in the regular season, then he clearly needs the work. Better start learning how to deal with it now than in the Western Conference Finals against OKC.