I had plans to write this epic post about something amazing. It was going to change the game. The way you saw tomorrow wasn’t going to be like the way you saw today because of the words I was going to drop. It was going to make you feel like many people felt after reading 16,000 words by Ta-Nehisi Coates about reparations. People instagrammed themselves reading said article. What I was going to write was going to make you do it for the Vine, even if you didn’t want to do it.
Then I got caught up in the rapture of Game 5 between the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers. I stepped into a world and pretty much said f*ck it. I couldn’t focus. I was a
Polaroid. Then I realized that during the watching of said game – in which the Pacers of Indiana bested the Heat of Miami, 93-90, by putting a spherical ball into a cup like apparatus with a hole in it in a most gripping fashion – that I’d had a lot of thoughts; thoughts that I might as well share since sharing is caring and you can’t let thots run rampant or there will be consequences and repercussions. Do you see what I did there?
1. Lance Stephenson might actually be insane. And yet, despite hating the Pacers, I root for him.
He’s a student of the Ron Artest School of What The F*ck Were You Thinking, or RASWTFWYT for short. My man literally was blowing at Lebron’s face and ear. If that isn’t out of the Ron Artest playbook I don’t know what it is. You can live and die with Lance. He can tank your game or elevate it all the way to the top. He isn’t scared of anybody. He’s one of the best/worst floppers in the league which says something when you shine at flopping while competing against the Heat. Either way, At this point, if Lance strips in the middle of game 6 and humps the floor I wouldn’t even be surprised.
2. Paul George went straight murder.
Thirty-seven points? He couldn’t miss down the stretch. He wanted the ball and was ready to go to battle….
3. …and the Heat STILL should have won the game.
4. I’ve said it before but it stands repeating….Chris Bosh speaks so well.
They interviewed him at halftime and I was reminded just how…well…he speaks. He’s always been a different dude. In a league full of non-speaking individuals like Paul George, Derrick Rose, etc, you can tell that Chris Bosh was going to make it no matter what in life…he just happened to be really tall and look like a gazelle. And I don’t mean articulate like RG3 who is, like, clear speaking, but not really eloquent. Chris Bosh really does speak well.
5. If you can’t get caught up in a game like this one you just might hate love.
Like most sports fans, I’m glad I’m seeing close games and all that even though this game was ugly as hell for the first 40 minutes. The end had me pacing in my living room and jumping up and down. Lead changes. Both teams making crazy runs. Paul George reminding us all why Indiana was so okay letting Danny Grainger go. Who is Danny Grainger? Exactly.
6. I do not like Roy Hibbert at all. I’m not even sure why.
7. Lebron catching 5 fouls before the 4th quarter?
At least 2 of them were mad questionable. But it was interesting seeing the Heat rally so well. And where the hell did Rashard Lewis come from? He thought it was 2004. Wow, do you realize that 2004 was 10 years ago? Speaking of a long time ago…
8. Ray Allen has been playing for 18 years.
Literally, for more than half of my life, Ray Allen has been in the league. To put this in perspective, when Ray Allen was drafted (June 26, 1996), Tupac was still alive. Go on ahead and marinate on that for a moment. The same could be said for Kobe, Steve Nash, and Jermaine O’Neal who were all drafted the same night. Sheesh.
9. NBA players struggle with the word “extra-curricular”.
I’m watching the post-game right now and Lebron really struggled to say that word. So much so that he started to go down that road a second time and just decided to go the smart route and say, “extra…stuff”. These guys read to kids by the way.
10. Dwyane Wade and Russell Westbrook should have a fashion off. I don’t mean a competition, I mean they should take some days off of fashion.
Wade is a risk taker with his fashion choices. This is not a compliment.
The NBA…it’s faaaaaaan-tastic!
-VSB P aka THE ARSONIST aka GIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRL HE A 3