The Brooklyn Nets haven’t had the easiest season in recent memory: after believing they’d compete for a championship, at 9-19 they’d probably just settle for making the playoffs in a weak Eastern Conference. But even in a time of doom and gloom, Nets center Andray Blatche can find some modicum of happiness, in succeeding as himself in an NBA video game.
Blatche has faltered a bit following last year’s career season, though he’s still been productive. His head-scratching decision-making and defensive acumen aside, Blatche has averaged a productive 18.1 points and 9.3 rebounds per 36 minutes this season, and he’s getting to the free throw line more often than in his entire career.
There’s something awfully meta about celebrating a faux celebration by an avatar of yourself. but Blatche has always been a player that finds success in weird, unpredictable places. Hopefully the next place is with the Nets on the floor.