The Thunder fan who hit a halfcourt shot but was in danger of losing his college basketball eligibility can keep the money -- he just doesn't get it in cash.
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.
You weren't dreaming; that game between the Thunder and Warriors really happened.
Or were you?
Can I interest you in a comparison of each of the four teams playing tonight to a song from the original Now That's What I Call Music!? ...no? TOO BAD. READ IT ANYWAY.
15-Footer time! 12 games on the Friday night slate. We've got word association and Hot Sports Takes for you. Dive on in!
Here's what the Paroxysm crew learned from the first week or so of the 2013-14 regular season.
RUSSELL WESTBROOK BACK. BECAUSE HE'S A TIME-TRAVELING ASTRONAUT FROM THE FUTURE.
Coaching in the NBA often requires balancing egos and nurturing team chemistry, turning what seem like obvious decisions into unsolvable riddles.
Believe it or not, but I wasn't elated when I woke up to the news on October 28th, 2012 that James Harden had been traded to the Houston Rockets. But maybe it's worth explaining my Rockets fandom before I get to the reason why.
On the seventh day, God created Man, and therefore, knees. Jerk.