White Men Can't Do Anything: Nik Stauskas Refuses to Back Down from Being Bad at Basketball
You've got to hand it to Sacramento Kings rook, Nik Stauskas.
No one -- no one -- is going to stop him from saying he's not much of a basketball player.
Following the Kings' pre-season loss to the Toronto Raptors Sunday night, the ex-Michigan Da Man made a statement to the media proclaiming his crapitude:
"I understand that I'm a rookie and I'm white, so people are going to attack me at all times," he said, donning his Seinfeld Jimmy shoes. "Just coming out there in the game, I felt it right away."
Fast forward to Sac-Town's encore with the Raps Tuesday night, Stauskas shrugged off the controversy sparked by his admission and remained steadfast in his belief that he is garbage:
"I was very surprised," he said, trying to spin a ball on his index finger. "People kind of took it too far with what I was trying to say. I wasn't trying to get anyone to feel sorry for me. I wasn't trying to be controversial or anything like that. I was just trying to keep it real."
"As a rookie in the NBA, you're going to get attacked on the court, you see that tonight. People make a point to go at me. It has a lot to do with reputation and kind of stereotypes of what your game is. For me, I look at my reputation, people look at me and obviously, I'm not the best defender in the world, so people are going to make a point to go at me and try to attack me as much as they can. That's really what I was trying to say."
Stauskas' self-confessed lack of skill, however, has not prevented him getting paid, as evidenced on Boogie Cousins' Instagram:
Caught the rook @nikstauskas11 💪💪💪 😂😂😭😭