Josh McRoberts, the underachieving and borderline talent that was offered by Duke to the NBA this year, was listed on most "experts" boards as a first round pick. His narrow shouldered, tear streaked self had grossly underachieved in a less than explosive ACC. Yet, this boy who was brutalized by Tyler Hansbrough and roughed up by countless others, was first round material?
The notion that any self (or otherwise) proclaimed expert could possibly mention first round and McRoberts in the same sentence should have been taken as an affront to the sensibilities of any and all close followers of basketball. Further, it should have been repudiated by anyone that can even pick a basketball out of a lineup consisting of a basketball, a volleyball and a soccer ball. How and why would these draftniks attempt to fool anyone into taking McRoberts seriously as a talent. A first rounder?
Pushing McRoberts on us is proof of the reach of the boney, dusty hand of the devil. The crypt keeper of evil that bastes himself in the horrific emanations of Dukedom. That creature which roams the earth stealing the souls and potential of high school players blinded by his human form, only to be used up and discarded by the hidden demon.
For years he has deftly and insidiously manipulated us and the NBA into taking his alabaster off-spring in the first round. Only to wake up after the spell is broken to realize that these offerings couldn't even sit closer to the court than the 12th seat on an Estonian minor league team.
It started with that first group of goblins he lead to the final four in the mid-80's. The NBA was fooled into taking Mark Alarie in the first round. Then Danny Ferry. Bobby Hurley. The androgynous Christian Laetnner. JJ Redick. All first rounders.
And this year, Josh McRoberts. We were told he was nimble and had good "athleticism" for a big "man". At least that is what we were told. Fortunately, we have eyes. And, not as fortunately, virtually every Duke game is televised. So, there was no opportunity to avoid the obvious revelation that McRoberts was a McFraud.
In the past, NBA teams have been victimized by the evil spell that coach KKK has been able to conjure through the auspices of his hypnotized legion of media sycophants. But this year....KUDOS to the NBA for not awarding the impending bench sitting of McRoberts with guaranteed money.
While the NBA still willfully leaps off cliff after cliff doling out money to unproven, unknown and very tall foreign teenagers; it is a step in the right direction to see that they reject the ghoulish creations birthed in Dukedom.
We implore the NBA, for the good of all: Draft any 7 footer you find in Uzbekistan before you taint the league and vacate your funds on one of coach KKK's chloroxed cadavers.