In Gil's blog on NBA.com, he's talking about getting 50 in the Portland game on Feb. 11. Of course this goes back to Team USA, where Mike D'Antoni of the Suns and Nate McMillan of the Blazers were assistant coaches.
But this isn't really a good idea is it? To keep talking about this?
I mean, if he gets 50, it raises the question of why he doesn't do it all the time, and furthermore the question of team play. If he doesn't get 50, then, well, he doesn't get 50, even though he said he was going to. It's a no-win situation.
No one doubts that a little extra motivation helps, and Gil is the king of using 'perceived disrepect' as extra motivation, but this one is getting out of hand.