Pelicans’ Curse Strikes Down Holiday, Gee For Rest Of Season
If you care about your health, stay away from the New Orleans Pelicans. It's obvious at this point that the entire team is cursed.
With the loss of Jrue Holiday (fractured eye orbit) and Alonzo Gee (right quad), that now makes eight separate Pelicans players with serious/season-ending injuries. Anthony Davis (left knee), Eric Gordon (fractured right ring finger), Tyreke Evans (right knee), Bryce Dejean-Jones (fractured wrist), Quincy Pondexter (right knee) and Ryan Anderson (sports hernia) are all already sidelined, and Norris Cole is questionable with back trouble.
The injury report has gotten so crazy that even their Head Coach Alvin Gentry is forced to crack jokes. Laughing is sometimes the only thing that can stop us all from crying.
"I am going to send out an all-point bulletin to anybody in the French Quarter or anywhere else. We need a voodoo doctor or something here. We've got to find the bones under this place. We got to do something because this is becoming comical," Gentry told local reporters after watching Holiday and Gee leave Monday night's game with injuries.
All jokes aside, can you recall a single sports franchise with worse luck on the injury front? Poor Dejean-Jones suffered a season-ending injury within a week of signing his deal with New Orleans. That should have been the moment when the Pels called the exorcist. Now two more players got bit by the curse.
With all the injuries, the Pelicans rolled out over 30 different starting lineups this year. Gentry even joked that their team picture had more players in it than the Saints'. It's hard to even gauge what this team is capable of with so many guys missing so much time. It makes you start to feel bad for everybody involved with the team.
The janitors and concession workers might need to start worrying about their health. The next thing you know, the curse will start taking out everyday employees.
I have the solution. Somebody call that little old lady from the movie "Poltergeist" and send her down to the Smoothie King Center. They shouldn't be allowed to step foot on the court until she tells them, "This house is clean."
Aside from an exorcism or full on voodoo remedy, the Pelicans and their fans appear to simply be skewered. Basketball season isn't much fun when it's filled with broken bones and torn ligaments.