Being underrated is not a bad thing. It never was. It’s a good thing because people know you are good, but do not get enough credit. That is it. The only bad thing is the lack of acknowledgement. Then again, who cares? An underrated player gets to do their thing without the attention, spot light, and talking heads analyzing and scrutinizing almost every single thing on the basketball court. Let this be known that the real players move in silence. Past editions are here and here.
This article was borne out of the idea that Jason Kidd has made the third most three point baskets in NBA history. I love J Kidd, but to me, he is the antithesis of a “pure shooter”, a guy that came out of the womb knocking shit down. Kidd refined his skill to the point where he somehow gets it done but early in his career he struggled with hitting the three.