In line with legions of potential-laden youngsters, the elusive ingredient John Wall lacked was consistency. After returning from a knee injury last season, Wall gave us a preview of just how devastating he could be when given the ability to harness his talent by pure exercise of will. Today, his floorsmanship is prestidigitation on 94x50 parameters. Basically, he's scary good. And he's only going to get better.
The English language harbours an infinite quantity of words, which allow for sentence construction to create an even more boundless mixture of vocabulary, turns of phrase and expression. Ultimately, it is not enough. Some emotions defy description just as some plays defy analysis. The Timberwolves did something tantalizing today, as they've become wont to do, and… well, it didn't precisely defy analysis. Ricky Rubio's dimes exude bewilderment, Dirk Nowitzki was discombobulated but not in a way that's curious and Kevin Love, you see, makes the shots around these here parts.
Friday against the Golden State Warriors, Westbrook nailed a trey that put Oklahoma up by one point and left just 0.1 seconds on the clock. The game-winner secured a win for his rolling squad and left us speaking in tongues. Let's not allow the electricity of the moment to confuse us, though. This was not the play of the game, or even his. Westbrook's defining imprint on the game seconds before the shot when he flung into the air and lunged for an offensive rebound that would have otherwise belonged to the 6'11 Jermaine O'Neal.
In the NBA, luck be a wobbly knee. By now, you've heard. Derrick Rose's right knee buckled in the third quarter of a game against the Portland Trail Blazers and he had to be assisted off the court. The MRI has yet to be performed but the story is all too familiar.
Rumblings that the Wolves loss was a 'good loss', a high-character loss, or what have you, started appearing on Twitter. See, the Clippers won but they didn't deserve it. As all things Internet go, an ensuing counter-argument developed: In essence, the team that outscores the other team is the winner. No exceptions.
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This is something I wrote for my Creative Writing class. The idea was to write about a place you found compelling, so naturally I picked the one place I could
It takes guts for a group of NBA players to say, "we don't even know what you or your team are about to do, but we sure as hell don't want to find out." More importantly, it takes a player with gravitas to elicit such vulnerability.
Carter-Williams electrified a Philadelphia 76ers crowd—one that's still confident their team's plateau is 16 wins— to the tune of four treys, 12 assists and one solitary turnover. He also broke the record for most steals in a debut game with an alarming nine. You know, just for good measure.
Joakim Noah is wonky, unconventional, wonderfully unique and awesome.
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