There are birthday cakes, and then there are ðŸŽ‰BIRTHDAY CAKES ðŸŽ‰. Nerlens Noel’s is definitely the latter. Happy birthday to Nerlens, who turns 21 today.
Nerlens has had quite the first season in the league this year after sitting out last year. He’s averaging 9.9 points, 8.1 rebounds, 1.9 blocks, and 1.8 steals per game and is in the running for Rookie of the Year. Right now, he’s sitting out with a right-ankle sprain, but he’s very, very close to averaging 2 blocks and 1.5 steals per game, a rookie record set by David Robinson in 1989-1990 and a mark met only by fellow Cat Anthony Davis this year.
I think that calls for another piece of cake.