LofJ wrote:Lack of confidence is what killed MKG. It should have been a giant red flag when he called up Calipari questioning whether he belonged in the league or not. He wasn't good enough to get picked number two, but he undoubtedly belonged in the league.
He was top 5 in his high school class and was the 2nd most impactful player on a championship team. If MKG lacked the self-confidence to understand even then that he belonged we should have known that him reaching his potential would be an uphill battle.
A lot of that come down to coaching, front office, and the environment too. I don’t think Charlotte really put anyone in their best position to succeed over the years, not even Kemba since they took several years to surround him with shooting and even then it was kinda mediocre.
I’m honestly shocked they didn’t force MKG to attempt 3pters and Clifford’s system of putting him into the shame corner didn’t help his confidence any either.
A lot of players come into the league doubting their ability until a coach that see and believe in their potential force them to be aggressive. I remember Pop doing that with Kawhi and Thibs doing it with D-Rose.
They will wage war against the Lamb but the Lamb will triumph them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings - and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers." Revelation 17:14 (NIV)