Cade Cunningham is set to bring excitement to the city of Detroit after being drafted number one overall, but he has one controversial stance.
The Oklohoma State guard was on Detroit’s radar the whole NBA offseason, and there was no chance the Pistons were going to go any other direction with the first pick.
Despite rumors that the Pistons might trade away the pick, they stuck with it and took the guy they wanted all along. For a Pistons team that hasn’t had much to root for the last few years, Cunningham brings new life and energy to the team.
Cade Cunningham is the perfect fit for Detroit already pic.twitter.com/RiEuxt2Iqa
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) July 29, 2021
Cade Cunningham Pronounces GIF As JIF, And He Doesn’t Care
The endless debate between how GIF is really pronounced will rage on till the end of time, but it looks like Cade Cunningham has found which side of the argument he’s on.
In a series of questions directed at him about popular debates, Cunningham revealed that he pronounces the word as JIF and not GIF (honestly, I’m still not sure what the correct pronouniciation is).
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His comments are sure to generate a lot of controversey, but at least Cade is sticking true to who he is. He even acknowledged that he may have been pronouncing the word wrong, but he doesn’t care.
Now, however, Cade’s focus is going to be completely on the upcoming NBA season and how he fits in with Detroit. Cade was the number one overall pick for a reason.
He averaged an incredible 20.1 points per game, 6.2 rebounds per game, and 3.5 assists per game. Cunningham was named Big 12 Player of the Year as he joined only three other freshmen to take home the honors.
He was unanimously selected to the All-Big 12 First Team, All Freshman Team, and All-Newcomer Team. His college career is fantastic, and for that reason, people believe he’s the best player from the 2021 draft class who can translate his game to the NBA.