Jay Mariotti asks “who does Ricky Rubio think he is?” I ask “who does Jay Mariotti think he is?” because competent, dutiful writer does not seem an adequate description.
Mariotti rails against heathens who compare NBA prospect Ricky Rubio to Pete Maravich. “They” make him cringe. Mariotti uses the impersonal third person plural pronoun, because he cannot furnish a single example. Not one quote. Mariotti could be lazy or he could be inventing opposition to feed his contrarianism. Either way, the only one disparaged is Jay Mariotti.