Miles Plumlee punishes the Lakers with 17pts 20 rebs 1 nasty oop & 1 bloody head-butt to Gasol’s face
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Last week I joked about Tim Duncan contemplating retirement after Miles Plumlee joined a prestigious group including Vince Carter, LeBron, Wade, T-Mac and the Lakers Shaq and Kobe as players that have dunked on Duncan.
Last night, Plumlee was looking like vintage vinsanity (ok that was an exaggeration) against the LA Clippers as he took flight against the Kobe-less Lakers with an impressive 1 hand alley-oop dunk to go with an impressive career best line of 17 points and 20 rebounds.
Plumlee has been so good for the Suns recently that Gerald Green even used Plumlee’s name in the same sentence as Michael Jordan!
“We knew it,” Green said. “You could see the potential. It’s like this, you would never know if someone is good if they don’t play. You could sit Michael Jordan on the bench for his career, and you would never know he’s that great. I’m not comparing the two. But Miles has been absolutely fantastic for us. He does the little things for us as far as protecting the basket. He’s always here working out. He dedicates his body and his team. He’s so focused right now. He wants to be the premiere big in the league, and he’s on his way. Right now, he’s learning every day. Every practice he’s dominating. Every game he’s dominating. Even when he’s not scoring, he’s still dominating. He’s a true center in this league, and I’m just glad to be playing alongside of him.”
A “true center” found at the 26th pick in the NBA draft – can’t complain about that. The only person that might have a complaint for Plumlee is Pau Gasol who took a head-butt from Plumlee when the Lakers were down 19 in the 3rd quarter. The aftermath was a bloody mess and I’m not referring to the Lakers as a team right now.