Yuta Watanabe is treasured throughout the NBA. Everyone, it would appear, except for Chandler Parsons.
Parsons threw a ton of shade at Watanabe when talking about the sharpshooter during the three-point competition on FanDuel TV.
Parsons remarked, “You can’t enter that man in the three-point competition.” I know he’s having a terrific year, and I know his percentages are good, but do you think of Yuta when you think of the finest shooters in the NBA? I believe he would crumble under pressure.”
The other hosts of the show fiercely defended including Yuta in the three-point competition as Parsons completely denigrated Yuta.
Shams Charania remarked, “He’s got to be in the three-point competition Chandler.”. He is leading the league in three-point shooting in the corners, where I estimate he is shooting around 60%. You’re right if he doesn’t act quickly, but you still need to get him in there.”
Despite other analysts defending Yuta, Parsons doubled down and made a defiant statement.
Yuta Watanabe will not succeed, Parsons predicted.
Simply because Yuta Watanabe is so well-liked in the NBA that it’s unusual for someone to hold such hatred toward him, it’s a rather amusing position. Hopefully, Yuta can disprove Chandler Parsons in the three-point competition and win over Nets supporters. Up next for the Nets, though, is the Boston Celtics tonight.