3-time NBA All-Star and Utah Jazz superstar Donovan Mitchell got cooked while desperately trying (and failing) to guard Orlando Magic rookie Paolo Banchero in a recent pick-up game.
The recent #1 overall NBA Draft pick put on a display for anyone watching and unfortunately for Donovan Mitchell, someone had the camera rolling. I say ‘unfortunately’ because Donovan Mitchell desperately tries and fails to stop Paolo Banchero from shooting or reaching the basket.
It’s not as if this is an NBA game or the stakes were high, but it’s newsworthy enough to have blown up on Twitter after the popular NBA Memes account picked it up. The video has racked up 1.8 million views and counting in barely 24 hours with NBA fans weighing in on the matchup.
Donovan Mitchell Gets Cooked While Desperately Trying To Guard Paolo Banchero (Video)
Donovan Mitchell talked all that shit just to be scored on every position he was guarding Paolo LMFAOOO pic.twitter.com/9XI4XFY83F
— ً (@Bxnchero) July 21, 2022
Fans React To Paolo Banchero’s Skills
It’s actually incredible that Drake’s net worth is $250 million. He’s one of the most commercially successful rappers of all-time. But anytime someone’s being compared to him like Donovan MItchell is here, it’s an insult…
Mitchell throughout the clip pic.twitter.com/KvGYIHDkTA
— Nsan (@nolimitNsan) July 21, 2022
Big facts here. Can’t deny it’s a mismatch.
Paulo is 6'10" , Mitchell is 6'1", he shouldn't even be on this dude, if this dude couldn't score on DM he is going to have a lot of problems in the NBA. I promise he won't be going up against 6'1" guards.
— Larry Krayzman (@LarryKrayzman) July 21, 2022
Here’s Donovan Mitchell scoring on Paolo except it’s a very, very clear travel…
Moved both feet before dribble = travel
— Jason Hampton (@hamptonsportz) July 21, 2022
3-time NBA All-Star?! Not a 6th man…
Knicks almost traded half team and Jerry Seinfeld for ….just a guy . Really a 6th man
— tyrus24 (@tyrus24) July 21, 2022
Lmao he can’t check a 6’10 point guard 😭
— Black Mamba 🐍🐍 (@Shawnrich_12) July 21, 2022
That height mismatch is really on display here:
That boy reaches for god himself to help him out on defense 😭 pic.twitter.com/ydIktse118
— nøvuuhh (@nova2o9) July 22, 2022
Show me the lie:
And that’s the most defense Mitchell has played in 7 years.
— Darren Rowe (@delbyr) July 21, 2022
Yea tells me Paola will be great when guarded by anyone 9+ inches shorter than him lmfao
— 🧊🧊🧊. (@Luck2Matty) July 21, 2022
Paolo Banchero will absolutely have trouble adjusting to the NBA, regardless of how this clip and being the #1 overall NBA Draft pick. He’s young and the veterans will exploit his inexperience. Meanwhile, Donovan Mitchell is a 3-time NBA All-Star, he won the 2018 Slam Dunk contest, and was crucial in the Utah Jazz’s regular season dominance with 25.9 ppg last season.
I’m just saying everyone should take this video with a grain of salt, even if it’s funny to see the rookie Paolo Banchero cook Donovan Mitchell in some random gym.
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