Auburn basketball: Why Dan Dakich is wrong about Sharife Cooper

Auburn basketballMandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
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Dan Dakich fired off an extremely hot take about Auburn basketball’s Sharife Cooper in his debut game against the Alabama Crimson Tide. Here’s why he will eat his words.

While calling the Alabama-Auburn basketball game on January 9, Dan Dakich made a bold prediction that elicited a scathing response from the Auburn community. Dakich claimed that Sharife Cooper’s performance would fall off after his first game back with the team:

Needless to say, Tigers fans have wasted no time in pointing out how Dakich’s hot take turned freezing cold at record speeds, and Sharife Cooper doubled down (literally, with a double-double) against the Georgia Bulldogs on January 13.

When it was all said and done, Sharife Cooper had accumulated 28 points, 12 assists, and five rebounds, leading the Tigers to a 95-77 win over the Bulldogs.

I wouldn’t exactly call that “falling off” after the first game.

Not to mention that Sharife simply makes this Auburn team better as a whole. His fantastic ability to read the floor allows him to create space for his teammates and set them up for low-block dump-offs and spectacular alley-oop finishes…which is exactly what he was recruited for all along. As a true point guard, Sharife helped six teammates put up double figures and set a new career-high himself.

Just imagine what the team will look like when Justin Powell and Sharife Cooper hit the floor together.

But just as Sharife doubled down, so did Dan over on Twitter, hammering home the hard truth that he is not only wrong but also unprofessional. Continuing to Tweet at Auburn fans, Dakich is standing by his freezing cold take despite Sharife’s impressive showing in Athens and legitimate proof that he is wrong.

He’s also practically begging Auburn fans to call into his radio show.

Nevertheless, this miserable man’s opinion of Sharife Cooper’s future really doesn’t matter. It’s clear that Sharife is going to continue to improve his skills, continue to gel with his teammates and continue to be so much fun for Auburn fans to watch.

Next. The reaction to Sharife's epic debut. dark