If I caught my Mom doing the ‘tootsie roll’ during one of my athletic performances I may have reacted in numerous different ways. Responding with a dazzling performance would most likely not been one of them. But hey, it worked for Durant as he accredited his 39 point outing to seeing his Moms drop it like it’s hot.
“I knew she had those dance moves,” Durant said. “She used to do it all the time when I was young. She was having fun. I was glad to see that.” If seeing his ma dukes do “the dip” with the beer guy get’s him going, maybe they should add her to the dance team, because if K.D. continues to stroke like this, a championship is possible. Leading his team to a 105-90 victory is a nice start.
Maybe starting point guard, Russell Westbrook, was annoyed of listening to stool pigeons like “the Chuckster” and “the Jet” tear him to pieces on TNT post game broadcasts and decided to play a little more John Stocktony. But, I’m guessing RW was taking what was given to him, especially after noticing that Durant and Harden were on fire. You see, he does get a little out of control at times, but he does so in trying to exploit a weakness he see’s in the defense from the point guard’s perspective. Tonight he recognized early that it wasn’t going to be necessary to score 30 points and he took over in other areas. What’s the best way to respond to criticism? Oh how about becoming the fifth player in NBA history to register a triple-double in Game 7 of a playoff series, joining 4 Hall-of-Famers: Jerry West (1969), Larry Bird (1984), James Worthy (1988) and Scottie Pippen (1992).The guy get’s a little buck wild at times, but who cares??? They won the series and he had a couple great games and a couple bad games, just like “momma’s boy” Kevin Durant.
Guess what guys and gals? These 2 incredible talents are just 22 years of age!!!! SORRY SEATTLE!!! IT HUUUUUUUUURTS! How much would the state of Washington be enjoying this right now? Ibaka is 21 also and James Harden only 22…….Yikes. This team is going to be contending every season for the next 10 years barring injury.
It torments me to see the Grizzzz’s magical journey come to a screeching halt as they were captivating the hearts of millions. They now have a place in the history books as being the greatest 8th seeded team in league history. I don’t count the Knicks team that made the NBA finals in the lockout shortened season because that was such a bizarre year. Even Jeff Van-Gundy, coach of that Knicks team, admitted the Grizzlies run was much more surprising and more historically significant. I shall never forget the heart these men displayed on the battlefield that is otherwise known as a basketball court.
To die, to sleep—
No more, and by a sleep to say we end
The heartache and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to—’tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wished. To die, to sleep.
To sleep, perchance to dream. Ay, there’s the rub,
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil
Must give us pause.
Nib High Football rules!!!