Upon further review, Mike D'Antoni made a poor choice when he decided to show Iman Shumpert a video of John Starks' performance in Game Seven of the 1994 NBA Finals as a motivational tool.
We're actually not sure that D'Antoni made that choice on the way to Memphis for Thursday night's game against the Grizzlies, but it seems as plausible an explanation as any other for the game that Shumpert turned in against Memphis.
Throwing away any pretense of ball distribution and offensive flow, Shumpert put up shots at a furious pace on Thursday and kept shooting even though it was clear that his aim wasn't any truer than Starks' aim on that fateful night in Houston.
Shumpert finished five of 20 from the floor and added six turnovers for good measure in a performance that served as a giant honking reminder that rookies are far from finished products.
Shooters having a good night are sometimes referred to as unconscious, but the label fits much better on a nigh...