Colangelo, Thunder, Raptors brunt of Game of Zones joke S5 E8

Steven Adams, Russell Westbrook, Paul George, OKC Thunder (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)
Steven Adams, Russell Westbrook, Paul George, OKC Thunder (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images) /

In the newest edition of Game of Zones the OKC Thunder, Raptors and Bryan Colangelo are the brunt of the joke.

They say the key to being a good sport is being able to roll with the punches. It’s also said having a sense of humor about oneself is an important character trait to possess. Well for OKC Thunder fans the current Game of Zones (season five episode eight) tests that theory.

Nothing new here as the Game of Zones creators point to Paul George leaving the OKC Thunder en route to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Featured in the episode with Paul George are Russell Westbrook, Steven Adams and Carmelo Anthony. I won’t ruin the joke, but the Melo bit is pretty humorous.

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It’s a double hit for this scribe as the masters of animation dive in hard on the Raptors which comprise the better portion of episode eight. I did have to laugh in spite of my anguish over the two teams I had hoped would go deep being the center of this cartoon storm.

Bryan Colangelo is the next segment with perfect timing for the animators since he resigned today. And, Brad Stevens rounds out the episode with a smartly done bit.

Check it out, don’t worry it’s like ripping off a band-aid – it stings at first, but feels so much better after you’ve removed it.

Colangelo Resigns:

As for Bryan Colangelo the Twitter-gate conspiracy came to a close today as the President and GM rendered his resignation to the Philadelphia 76ers.

Reportedly, Colangelo’s wife Barbara Bottini stepped forward to claim ownership of the accounts and tweets. Still, the sensitive information which was sent out had to come from her husband regardless of who pressed send.

The resignation seems like a polite way of allowing Colangelo to step down given the nature of this situation.

Moving forward, the Sixers are left to fill his vacancy quickly. Philly has multiple draft picks at the draft on June 21st.

More importantly, the 76ers quest to land a big free agent looms. Notably Philly want one of LeBron James, Paul George or Kawhi Leonard. Landiing one of them will presumably be more difficult given this entire situation occurred right under management’s noses.

To offset this, it’s presumed David Griffin (former Cavalier’s GM) will be recruited although there is no formal information to confirm this.

And, as I cheekily posted on twitter perhaps Bryan Colangelo’s replacement twitter handle should be @NoPillowTalk.