There are 104 matches for a YouTube search for "mickell gladness." Hardly any results actually show Mickell Gladness, a 25-year-old center who spent most of the last two seasons in the D-League before making his NBA debut this year, breaking camp with the Miami Heat and sticking with the Golden State Warriors as the 2011-12 season winds down.
There are a couple of interviews from his time in the D-League, but mostly, he's description filler, another name stuffed into the descriptions of videos of other players' highlights, either in a rundown of the Heat's roster or as YouTube spam, one more NBA player's name intended to increase the likelihood that you'll click on uploaders' clips when they come up in your searches. Save for one grainy clip of a decent dunk against the New Jersey Nets a few weeks ago, there haven't been any Mickell Gladness NBA highlight clips to mention.
Well, now we've got one. I can't imagine he's too thrilled about it.
If it's any consolation, Mickell, Darko Milicic totally knows how you feel. ... OK, that is not much consolation. Fair enough. But hey, so does Rasheed Wallace. And he was actually pretty good a lot of the time!
Plus, at least you had your hands up on the defensive end. We know how Warriors coach Mark Jackson feels about hand positioning.
Gladness finished with two points, four rebounds and two blocked shots in 10 minutes of play as the Warriors fell to the Los Angeles Clippers, 112-104, on Saturday.
Video via nbainfos, which seem like pretty good infos to have.