Duke Fans Initiate #SaveJahlil Campaign, Probably to Raise Funds for a LAX Rager

Screw off, Duke fans. Is there a more insufferable group of privileged sports douchers outside of Boston? It’s a small thing, but @DukeNBA on Twitter put together a little PSA to “save” Jahlil Okafor.

Oh yes, please. All of your friends in their Sperry’s and J.Crew khaki’s should save Jah. Should he have stayed at Duke for one more year, and then been drafted near the top again by the hapless Lakers or, even better, the Sixers? Don’t you have something better to do? Isn’t there a Black Friday sale on Polo visors somewhere?

But enough about Duke fans. There’s a lot of talk about a losing culture, and if it’s getting to Jahlil Okafor. I am not even close to saying losing 15 in a row to start your career is ideal, but people keep saying “he’s already lost more games than he did in this last two years of college and high school basketball.” That’s far from uncommon. Let’s look at the top two picks in this year’s draft, and their pro records against college/high school:

  • Karl Anthony Towns
    • Pro: 6-8
    • Kentucky: 38-1
    • Saint Joseph’s High School: 30-2
      • More losses as a pro
  • D’Angelo Russell
    • Pro: 2-11
    • Ohio State: 24-11
    • Montverde Academy:  28-0
      • Same amount of losses as a pro

In Kobe Bryant’s first season with the Lakers, they lost only 26 games. In his last three years in high school, Kobe went 77–13. In Jameer Nelson’s rookie year with the Magic (36-46), they lost more games than Nelson lost in his entire St. Joe’s career (98-27). Players who get picked at the top of the draft go to bad teams, and they often come from teams that did incredibly well, hence helping their draft stock. To say that Okafor isn’t used to losing, and that’s getting to him, is ridiculous. If it is, he’s going to have to toughen up, because everyone loses more as a rookie. He’s not special in that department.

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  • Godfather locks November 24, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    Hop on board and make some turkey day $$$ ??

    Godfatherlocks: 10 UNIT NCAAF – BOWLING GREEN -23 WIN!!! $100 bettor has made $4,100 in NCAAF last 15 days!

  • Wait a minute... November 24, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    Well, Jim, when your boy Bernie Sanders wins he can redistribute those hard-earned championships from elsewhere to Philadelphia. God have mercy.

  • Innes Failed Diet November 24, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    Sadly, that first line was written without a hint of self awareness.

  • Pizza guy Mike's ??? November 24, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    Big drinking beer week

  • Rev. mikey miss November 24, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    Jim still believes those Duke Lacrosse players r a p e d that stripper

  • R E L A X November 25, 2015 at 6:17 am

    After the trade deadline, Jahlil Okafor will be a Laker and D’angelo Russell will be a Sixer thus making both fanbases happy.

  • Can't November 25, 2015 at 9:14 am

    So you take the moral high road on Greg Hardy, but make a r@pe case joke in one of your blog titles?

  • K Shaw November 25, 2015 at 11:14 am

    The reason you hate Duke is because they are superior to Nova academically and their basketball program is second to only Kentucky both historically and of late. Nova is the wannabe Duke

  • Daily Reader November 25, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    I thought LAX meant Los Angeles airport. I can’t be the only one.

  • Hey Jim November 25, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Nova grads are just as, if not worse, than Duke grads in Philly. The only difference between the two is Nova has a worse Basketball program and thier academics are ranked lower than Duke.

    trying to pass off the snobby fan title to boston was a good try though

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