How does the proverb go -- "The pen is mightier than the sword."
Prior to the Utah Jazz final home game of the regular season on Tuesday night, rookie Donovan Mitchell arrived at the arena wearing a sweatshirt that had the definition of the word rookie on it.
Many NBA fans, and media took notice. Here are a few of the responses.
THIS is why @BenSimmons25 isn’t a rookie, in his own words. “A year to learn, experience, and develop [his] game” that rookies this year didn’t get. Being injured your rookie year doesn’t make it not your rookie year.@spidadmitchell @NBA pic.twitter.com/mWRp4Ogqgq— Dave Walker (@davewalker124) April 11, 2018
@spidadmitchell if the nba comes out and declares Co rookie of the year, just walk up and say “no thank you, Ben can have it. It will mean a lot more to him in 20 years anyways”. And then hold up a mini hoop and have joe sneak out of the front row and dunk on him...— Jake nelson (@jsnelson2) April 10, 2018
I’m just laughing that that’s the best argument that he had.— Takao Yamada (@TakaoYamadaDeY) April 11, 2018
1. It’s definitely a benefit but its also off set by being seriously injured and not playing competitive ball for a year.
2. Ben Simmons is like a month older than Mitchel so... c’mon man.