Jaxson Hayes is incredibly disrespectful and he doesn’t care about anyone’s well-being.
Perhaps the eighth overall pick in June’s NBA draft should have returned to Texas for one more year so he could learn some manners.
On the NBA’s smallest stage, Hayes played big boy basketball.
In only 21 minutes of action, the Pelicans rookie tallied 28 points, grabbed four rebounds, violently recorded three blocks, and almost took one life.
With just under five minutes left in the second quarter, Hayes showed no regard for mankind when he dunked on Chicago’s Mychal Mulder, sending Mulder into the Upside Down where he won’t be found until Season 4 of Stranger Things.
If Mychal Mulder had dreams of one day playing on a regular season NBA roster, Hayes may have squashed any hope of that happening when he decided to deliver one of the most gruesome moments in NBA history.
After Hayes ripped Mulder’s soul out of his body, Mulder had to be helped up off of the floor by his teammates. The Bulls did not comment on Mulder’s condition after Monday night’s game. However, it’s safe to say he probably never wants to play basketball again.
Prior to Monday night, I had no idea who Mychal Mulder was. But I’m a glass-half-full kind of guy and I love pros and cons lists.
Pro: You got to play in the NBA summer league and now you’re famous
Con: You’re famous because Jaxson Hayes erased you from existence with a monster slam dunk and summer league basketball is probably the last basketball you’ll play in the NBA.
If this is the way Hayes is going to play for the rest of his career, I am totally okay with it.