Plenty of things went wrong for the Pistons in Wednesday’s season-opening loss to the Houston Rockets. I don’t think anyone had a single thing to complain about from rookie guard Kim English in that game, but here’s English taking the blame for something via Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press. English had a layup attempt blocked by Houston’s Omer Asik in the fourth quarter, and he apparently felt really bad about it for a couple of reasons:
English conceded it was a great play by Asik, but said: “I’ve been playing with NBA guys for three months now, so I should have went off two feet. That was a great play by him. I didn’t think he could that. I tried to go quick to the basket, but he got there.”
English also said maybe it wasn’t wise to try to score considering the lineup.
“When I’m in the game late with Greg and Tayshaun and Brandon, I should be facilitating to them, so that’s why I count it as a mistake,” English said of Monroe, Prince and Knight, respectively. “If it doesn’t go in when I’m in with that lineup, then it’s a mistake.”
It’s certainly not hard to root for that guy to be a very successful NBA player.
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