All eyes will be on the game between the Phoenix Suns and Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.
That is because the Suns are attempting to stop a three-game losing streak and get back on the right path and also because the Cleveland Cavaliers are attempting to score another big win after a truly historic performance.
As we all know, Donovan Mitchell had an explosive game a few days ago, scoring a career-and-team-high 71 points.
He set records, made history, and got the notice of just about every single basketball fan alive.
Mikal Bridges on Donovan Mitchell:
“Hope he don't try that s**t next game. I talked to him today. I sent him a lot of IG DMs. A lot of voice memos. Kept telling him, ‘Hey bro, don't try to come get 80 tomorrow.’ Calm that s**t down.”
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) January 4, 2023
He’s also received notice from all the other players in the league.
Take Mikal Bridges of the Suns, for example: he sent a warning to Mitchell before Wednesday’s big game.
“Hope he don’t try that s–t next game. I talked to him today. I sent him a lot of IG DMs. A lot of voice memos. Kept telling him, ‘Hey bro, don’t try to come get 80 tomorrow.’ Calm that s–t down.”
Will Mitchell score 71 points again?
That’s very unlikely, although he might have another monstrous performance.
But is Bridges’ statement a show of strength and confidence in his team or a sign that everyone in the NBA is now afraid of Mitchell?
The star Cavaliers player was already well-respected throughout the league and was one of the most beloved guards in the NBA.
But his 71-point game was so impressive that now everyone knows what he’s truly capable of, it could have been a turning point in his career.
The Suns better hope that Mitchell isn’t red-hot on Wednesday because things have not been going in their favor lately.
Mitchell is ready to continue that trend.