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Player Ratings to the Theme of Duos

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KU had their own Dynamic Duo yesterday

Kansas v Texas Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images

Well, Udoka Azubuike and Devon Dotson had excellent games, so it got me to thinking about some of the great duos in history. Let’s rate the players accordingly.

5 Stars: The White Stripes

The White Stripes were one of the best bands of all time. Their live shows are a thing of legend as they never used a setlist and played on the whim of what Jack wanted to play. I had the pleasure of seeing them once. So good.

While Dok and Devon were great, they weren’t five-star great. No one was.

4.5 Stars: Batman and Robin

The 1960s TV show Batman and Robin is just so good. The rest, eh, who cares (this only applies to movies and tv with Robin included). But that campy series is enough to catapult these guys near the top. They’re the Dynamic Duo for a reason.

Devon Dotson. Man, he was good. Maybe not playing for a week helped. Scored 21 and nailed some key free throws at the end. It felt like Devon was willing KU to not get blown away in the first half. If KU gets a sizable lead on K-State on Tuesday, Bill should shut him down, and then totally shut him down for the pointless Tennessee game.

Udoka Azubuike is starting to become a really good defender. Losing that weight has paid off in that regard, and when the guards can actually feed the big man, he’s an almost automatic basket. I also hope that defenders keep falling for that up and under move that he clowned Texas repeatedly with. Finished with 17 points and nine boards.

4 Stars: Bert and Ernie

Iconic. I DO NOT CARE about Bert and Ernie’s sexuality. If a puppet’s sexual orientation has you all hot and bothered, I suggest changing up the things that you deem important in life.

Marcus Garrett is really important to this team. He is still prone to a dumb turnover or two (who on this team isn’t?), but I feel confident that he can run things with Dotson on the bench. He scored 13 and snatched seven rebounds.

3.5 Stars: Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson

These guys would be higher, but because they have been depicted in a million different ways with almost as many personalities, they drop to 3.5. And hey, Robert Downey Jr., feel free to turn down any potential Doolittle sequels and get back to being Sherlock. Thanks. Sincerely, everyone.

No one else was as good as the above three.

3 Stars: Rum and Coke

If you don’t drink, this isn’t even on the radar. If you do, perhaps it is. A well-crafted Cuba Libre is quite tasty. A well rum with some fountain coke in there, well, it’ll get the job done. Points off for using Diet Coke.

David McCormack was effective early, but then Texas figured some things out and the two big system failed. He has a few nice dunks though.

Is there a reason that KU can’t find Isaiah Moss on the perimeter? Asking for a fanbase.

Silvio de Sousa contributed more rebounds than minutes played (three to two), so that will get him a three star rating.

2 Stars: Twins, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito

Haha. Funny premise, this. A bulky bodybuilder and three and half foot round fire hydrant are twins! Haha. Hilarious.

What’s up with Ochai Agbaji? At this rate, what NBA team would even take a runner on him this year? He possesses no shot on too many nights, and he can’t pass.

1 Star: Gerry McNamara and Carmelo Anthony

Still bitter.

No one was as bad as the amount of bitterness I hold for these two.

No Rating:

Tristan Enaruna and Christian Braun.