The reigning NBA MVP might be looking in mid-season form after a four-plus month hiatus. This doesn’t mean other star players around the Association won’t need some time getting their sea legs under them in Orlando.
Portland Trail Blazers star C.J. McCollum is the most-recent example. Taking on the Indiana Pacers in their first scrimmage from Walt Disney World Thursday, McCollum failed in epic fashion.
Dude was legit denied by the rim. He went full Billy Hoyle at Disney.
Though, we have to give McCollum credit for having fun with it. His teammates on the bench were, too.
Given that the last NBA regular-season game was played on March 11, it’s to be expected that rust will be the name of the game.