Chicago handily won the season finale, 112-73, to jump ahead of a surging Miami Heat team that won 30 of its final 41 games. The Bulls did so against a resting Nets squad that won the same matchup, 107-106, with a full roster just four days earlier.
A trend that San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich made popular years ago has taken over the league.
The Warriors rested Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Andre Iguodala in a March 18 nationally televised game against the Spurs. Kevin Durant was already sidelined with a knee injury.
I mean, if you can think of another extremely large homer man who hits home runs 440 feet with alarming frequency, someone who towers over all of his peers, you’re welcome to chime in.
This is certainly the first time I’ve ever seen it. Unless … wait …
It sort of feels like we’ve forgotten about Giancarlo Stanton, everyone.
It’s both unfair and fair at the same time. It’s unfair because Stanton NHL Jerseys China is still just two years older than Judge, still a youngster of sorts. He can still be a first-ballot Hall of Famer before he turns 32 or 33.
But it’s fair, in a way, because Stanton has been mostly unremarkable in a baseball sense over the last two seasons. He hit 27 homers last season, which is a fine total, except it tied him with Marcus Semien and Yasmani Grandal for 49th in baseball. And over the last calendar year, Stanton has hit .233/.309/.461 in 476 plate appearances, which is more like Pedro Feliz in his best seasons than the homer obelisk we grew used to.