Posts Tagged ‘Jared Dudley’

That don’t show my breakaway speed!

by Micah Hart

71? My grandmother’s rating is 71!

There are many things that are probably pretty awesome about being a professional athlete. One of those things is definitely getting to be in a video game. If that’s not a “Look ma, I made it!” kind of moment, I don’t know what is. And even though it’s probably an honor just to be included, it’s still pretty hilarious when the video game makers differ in their assessment of a player’s abilities than the player himself.

Enter the Nuggets’ J.R. Smith.

Unhappy with his rating, especially in comparison to some of his peers, Smith voiced his frustration the way the kids do nowadays, over Twitter:

Smith goes on to call out Jared Dudley and Mike Miller as two players with perhaps undeservedly higher ratings than his, which to be honest, he’s probably right about.

Whenever this subject comes up (as it inevitably does when the game comes out each year), I can’t help but think of my favorite Madden commercial ever, where Packers’ WR Robert Brooks is shown playing as himself in the game and getting tackled from behind by a 49er, to which he responds, “Come on man – that don’t show my breakaway speed!”*

*I have scoured the internet and cannot find a link to this commercial – what gives Youtube?

Since I couldn’t find that, how about a classic spoof of another player annoyed by his video game portrayal.

For those with the game already in hand – any other players whose ratings seem a little too high or low?

H/T Larry Brown Sports, HoopsJournal

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Watch out Chuck

by Micah Hart

The Suns’ Jared Dudley is one of the most personable players in the NBA, and even though he’s only been in the league a short while he’s already made his presence felt from a media standpoint, appearing on podcasts, accumulating nearly 50,000 followers on Twitter, and providing great quotes for the journalists who cover his games.

Though Dudley is only 25 years old, it appears he’s already hard at work on his post-basketball career, putting the NBA TV/TNT crews on notice that he’s coming after their jobs some day.

Not bad, JD. He seems pretty comfortable with a mic in his hand, but if he wants to come after Sager, he’s going to have to step it up in the wardrobe department.