Tuesday, April 1, 2014
A Somebody and a Nobody
This card tells two stories. Obviously Magic Johnson is one of the games greatest point guards and an all time legend.....Joe Alexander not so much. Alexander was drafted 8th overall in the 2008 draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. Scouting reports listed him as one of the best "athletes" in the draft, but a project to develop offensively. Things never worked out for Joe. He barely received any playing time and rarely made it off the bench for the Bucks. The Bucks declined his option and that was pretty much it in the NBA for Alexander. I believe it is one of the first instances where a team has declined an option year with a lottery pick. He has played overseas and in the D League last I checked.
I was upset things didn't work out for Joe Alexander. Lots of fond memories of him blocking shots and throwing down dunks when he was in college.
Hey, at least I have a Magic Johnson auto right! I may be one of the few people alive who bought this card because it had Joe Alexander on it.