Boris Diaw has set a excessive bar for being passive-aggressive towards your boss.
During an look on The Ringer’s “Real Ones” podcast with Raja Bell and Logan Murdock, the longtime NBA ahead shared a terrific story about how he responded to criticism from former Suns coach Terry Porter. Back in 2008, Diaw obtained into it with Porter after a sport over his shot choice. Diaw argued that there was no cause to move up broad open 3-pointers, however Porter disagreed with Diaw’s evaluation.
That was all Diaw wanted to listen to. In the Suns’ subsequent sport in opposition to the Timberwolves, Diaw merely refused to shoot.
“In my thoughts, it is like, OK, if you are going to inform me that is a foul shot, then I do not know what’s shot and what’s a foul shot,” Diaw mentioned. “So, I can not make the choice anymore since you’re taking that away from me. Because, for me, I’m a grown man supposed to have the ability to know or make the choice of what is shot and what’s a foul shot.
“So, if you are going to inform me that, now I do not know what’s shot, I do not know what’s a foul shot anymore, so I’m not going to take a shot.”
Boris Diaw tells an important story of how he refused to shoot in protest to Suns coach Terry Porter. He was traded a short while later. pic.twitter.com/YhC9ciwkpS
— Logan Murdock (@loganmmurdock) April 23, 2021
Diaw’s game log from the 2008-09 season exhibits that he took a minimum of three area aim makes an attempt in each sport wherein he appeared aside from the competition in opposition to Minnesota. On that night time, he scored his solely two factors on free throws in almost 22 minutes of motion. Bell, who additionally performed on that Phoenix staff, referred to as the efficiency a “phenomenal show.”
“I used to be like, broad open for layups and stuff like that,” Diaw mentioned. “So yeah, I used to be a little bit little bit of an a—gap. … I did it as soon as, you realize, simply to make a degree. After that, it was like, OK, by no means thoughts. You can shoot. So yeah, it form of labored a little bit bit.”
Both Bell and Diaw had been traded to Charlotte in December 2008, and Porter was fired in February 2009. Really stunning that issues did not work out in Phoenix!