- Apr 14, 2017
Another thing. La' darius portrayal rubbed me the wrong way this season compared to the first, he clearly has a close relationship with Monica and that's great, but him walking all over his team mates and coaching staff, and everyone just stands there and allows it, really put me off on how a coaching staff can allow that kind of behavior on and off the mat from an athlete and think it's ok. Makes you wonder how his attitude and back talk really affected the team behind the scenes, that obviously was never shown.....When you constantly have to have side talks over and over with the same person, when do you finally put your foot down and say "no you are done" Although I can understand that he probably went through a lot emotionally, considering the Jerry fiasco.. (weren't they roommates at one point??.) I'm sure he is a good person in all reality, but such harsh negativity can drag a lot of people down in real life. Especially when you are forced to put up with it day in and day out, and coaching staff turns a blind eye like it's normal. Theres a difference between constructive criticism and just plain rudeness. idc if your a 5th year senior, check the attitude at the door...
People like La’Darius have strong, outspoken personalities that make them either the best or the worst people to be around. When they’re in a good mood, there’s no one funnier, sweeter, or more charismatic. When they’re in a bad mood, there’s no one who can make you miserable any faster.
When they’re on a negative streak, it can be hard to put a stop to it because you don’t want to escalate things further. Because if they’re already THIS upset, correcting them might make them MORE upset and who knows what that might turn into. Sometimes it feels safer to just let them run out of steam. I think that’s what we saw here. It’s not ideal, but sometimes it feels smarter to let personalities like that get it out of their system and hope the next practice will be better.