Jalen Rose NBA Draft Player Comparisons: Not So Great (Tweets)
Jalen Rose gets paid actual money to watch the NBA Draft and tell the viewers at home a little bit about the players as they get picked. To do this, Jalen Rose compares the players getting picked to other players in the league with whom viewers are already somewhat familiar, which in theory is a good idea.
The problem? Most of the people watching the NBA Draft are already pretty familiar with the players getting picked, because most of the people watching the NBA Draft are more than just “casual” fans. Thus, when Rose makes terrible player comparisons, people know.
The player comparisons Jalen Rose was making at the 2015 NBA Draft last night? They were really terrible. Guy compared Karl-Anthony Towns to Patrick Ewing, Jahlil Okafor to Brook Lopez, Stanley Johnson to Caron Butler, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson to Josh Smith, and Rashad Vaughn to Dion Waiters.
Twitter thought it was hilarious:
I’m gonna have to talk to @JalenRose about some of these player comparisons
— JARRETT JACK (@Jarrettjack03) June 26, 2015
Jalen Rose: “My comparison for Rondae Hollis-Jefferson…he’s lefty, plays the game hard, how about CUTTINO MOBLEY”
— Peter Edmiston (@peteredmiston) June 26, 2015
Pretty clear Jalen Rose watches zero CBB right? You can basically assume Bilas is flabbergasted with each comparison.
— Randy Gyorko (@GooseGyorko) June 26, 2015
“Andric Booker’s player comparison is a Draymond Green/Kenneth Faried combo with a Ty Lawson build.” – Jalen Rose
— アンドリック (@LCAndric) June 26, 2015
Jalen Rose’s player comparison for Sam Dekker was Jimmy Chitwood from the movie “Hoosiers”.
— CJ Sullivan (@CJSullivan_) June 26, 2015
it’s OK to have player comparisons like Scalabrine, me, etc. not everybody needs an all star comparison. lls
— Kendall Marshall (@KButter5) June 26, 2015
Best part of the draft is jalen’s comparisons….
— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) June 26, 2015
Jalen Rose is absolutely incapable of doing a player comparison of different races
— Bryan Bacni (@BryanBacni) June 26, 2015
Jalen Rose just compared Hollis-Jefferson to Josh Smith. Is there a more damning comparison possible? Honest question.
— Ben Gulker (@brgulker) June 26, 2015
Jalen Rose’s Comparison Chart: Lefties = Older lefties White dudes = Older white dudes Guys named Tyler = Other Tylers Pizza = Pizza pies
— Kelly Dwyer (@KDonhoops) June 26, 2015
“Now I’m not saying’ D’Angelo Russell is Jesus Christ of Nazareth BUT…”
— Dan Carson (@DrCarson73) June 25, 2015
Oh, that last one reminds me…did I mention Jalen Rose compared D’Angelo Russell to MAGIC JOHNSON? Because he did.
Hat Tip – [Bleacher Report]