CLEVELAND, Ohio - If a player is going to make a stop in basketball, let it be with a Swat. LeBron James himself said the most memorable play of his career will probably be his block of Andre Iguodala in the final minutes of the final game of the 2016 NBA Finals. In the NBA today, however, what most players want most is a Shot, because that's what yanks the lever of the paycheck machine and makes it spew out the big bucks.
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- In the final three seconds of the third quarter Monday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers' littlest assassin, Isaiah Thomas, gave an indication of the kind of ESPN SportsCentric, trick shot and make-you-E-in-HORSE improbability it was going to take just to hang close to the Golden State Warriors. Thomas skittered toward the basket and floated a shot toward The Q's rafters that could have been a child's released balloon, so forlornly high was it flying.
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Why don't they know their place? NBA players belong on the court, not at a podium or holding political rallies for Crooked Hillary Clinton. Who gave them a podium anyway, other than once a year -- today, on Martin Luther King Day? Woe betide most of the people from the s---hole countries that the President denounced recently. Don't want 'em. Won't have 'em. Most NBA players, by their racial heritage, would qualify.
. . I.n my freshman year at Vanderbilt, when I told a Kentuckian in the dorm that I was for Texas Western because they were from my state, he snapped that he was for Kentucky because they were from his race.
. . .and then upset Adolph Rupp's all-white Kentucky team in a game that changed basketball.
I remember listening in Dallas as a high school senior on a staticky transistor radio to the regional final and being elated the Miners won because they were from Texas.
Former Celtic JoJo White has died. Overlooked because of his NBA career was his last second jump shot that would’ve eliminated Texas Western in the regional final. Refs ruled him OB, and the Miners, with their all-black starting five, went on to win in double overtime . , .
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