by Brett Edwards
It took us a while, but now we're completely rolling on the Mike James train. James is having a stellar season for the Raptors, but he feels he's under too much criticism for not being a "true" point guard. So he did what makes the most sense: he apologized.
"You know I'm sorry I'm not the league's typical point guard. I'm sorry that I know how to put the ball in the hole at a very high rate. And I'm also sorry that I can still get over 10 assists while doing it."
Apology accepted. He also would like to know what will make people consider him a true point guard.
"What have I got to do in order to be called a point guard? Average 20 assists in a game. Is that what I got to do in order to be in this game?"
That would certainly help. Most of all it seems that Mike just wants to be trusted and left alone.
"I want to be able to roam the yard without no leash on, trusting that I'm not going to hop the fence or do anything stupid."
We'd like to trust that you won't do anything stupid, Mike, we really would. Oh, but we did hear that you want to become a boxer, would you mind clearing that one up for us?! At least we know he's thinking safety first. When asked if he would wear head gear when training, Mike ironically replied: "Of course, I'm not crazy."