If someone walked up to on the street—or say, @’d you on Twitter dot com—and asked you which player had the best shooting performance of last year, who would you answer with? Kyle Korver? Steph Curry? Klay Thompson? Kevin Durant? Those would probably be some of the most common responses, and they’re all good tries, but what if I told you that they were all incorrect. What if I told you that the greatest shooting performances of last year were submitted not by Korver or Curry or Durant, but rather by a Latvian big man and the reigning D-League Defensive Player of the Year. What if I told you their names are Andris Biedrins and DeAndre Liggins?
And what if I told you that their performance was more than great—it was perfect. Though it can sometimes lead us astray, perfection is something we all seek. Even if we don’t admit it all the time, we all want to be perfect at what we do, whether it’s work, tweeting, writing, sports, whatever. Not too often can someone claim to have achieved it, however. But last year that’s exactly what Andris Biedrins and DeAndre Liggins did; they kept it one hundred and achieved perfection—like a Kanye West verse or a prayer hands emoji.
Basketball by nature is an imperfect game. There are too many players moving too fast over too small of an area for perfection to be achieved for extended periods of time—well unless you are the San Antonio Spurs. Sure there are perfect moments and on occasion perfect games, but perfect seasons? Impossible, right? Wrong. Andris Biedrins and DeAndre Liggins laugh at you NERDS and your stats and probabilities.
Watch, all the haters are going to be so mad, talking about games played and field goals attempted to try and downplay the accomplishment. But there’s nothing to dispute. There’s nothing to downplay. Biedrins and Liggins kept it 100. They achieved perfection. It’s #justfacts, haters.
Instead of trying to hate on Andris or DeAndre, we should instead be lifting them up for accomplishing something that’s only been done one other time in the last five years. And since this is a celebration, I wrote a special remix of R Kelly’s “Ignition Remix” in their honor.
Usually I don’t do this, but…
It’s the remix to ignition /
Perfect shooting edition /
My guys Biedrins and Liggins /
Never once were they missing.
Congrats, guys. Forget what the haters say, go out there and do it again next year.