The Wizards lost to the Bulls by 19 on Sunday. Yes, John Wall missed the game, but it still isn’t a great look for the team as they get ready to rev up for a playoff run.
After a loss like that, you need an emphatic statement to make it clear playing like that is bad. Thankfully, Scott Brooks stepped up to the plate after the game:
“If you can’t get your body and mind to focus on 48 minutes of basketball, come on. You’re cheating the game. You’re cheating your team. And you’ve got to lock in for 48 minutes. You have 23 hours and 12 minutes to do what you want to do. It’s unacceptable how we played today.”
Unacceptable! That’s a nice, strong word. That’s one of those words you throw out to really show that the thing you just did can’t happen again. Merriam-Webster defines it as “not acceptable : not pleasing or welcome”. When a leader says something is unacceptable, they’re trying to make it clear they don’t want to see something like that ever again.
It shouldn’t need to be repeated over
Sounds like “unacceptable” as the word of the night when Brooks spoke to players after the game.— Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) November 2, 2017
First, Beal. Now Mike Scott have used it.
Scott Brooks on the 133-109 loss to CHA: "They’re making shots. We’re helping them make shots. It’s unacceptable the way we competed. We’re going to have change some things and make sure we’re all going to compete. If not we’re going to have find guys who are going to compete.”— Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) January 18, 2018
Bradley Beal needed one word to describe the #Wizards’ effort in the second quarter that gave up 42 points: “Unacceptable.”— Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) March 26, 2018
because that would defeat the point of using the word unacceptable.