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Spurs star DeMar DeRozan’s perfect response to teams underestimating his clutch gene

Spurs, DeMar DeRozan

In spite of the fact that San Antonio Spurs star DeMar DeRozan has shown time and again that he’s the type of player who thrives under pressure, there are still some folks who question whether or not he possesses the clutch gene.

DeRozan showcased just that on Saturday when he hit a couple of key baskets for the Spurs as they took down the New Orleans Pelicans in a close encounter. After the game, the four-time All-Star had a message for his naysayers:

“If you want to stay on the island with me, I’m going to be the one to get the pineapple first,” DeRozan said about teams refusing to to double team him during crucial moments in ballgames, via Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News, “… whatever the hell that means.”

We’re a bit confused with DeMar’s analogy too, to be honest, and we can’t say that this is a common expression we’ve heard in the past. Be that as it may, the message is heard loud and clear.

We need to put much more respect on DeRozan’s name. Opposing teams need to take notice too, and on Saturday, this was a hard lesson to learn for the Pelicans.

Aside from stepping it up in the clutch, DeRozan also had an all-around performance for San Antonio. The 6-foot-6 swingman finished with a team-high 32 points (10-of-21 from the field and 12-of-12 from the line), seven rebounds, and eight assists, as the Spurs impressively took down Zion Williamson and the Pels.