Anyway, we can only peak for ourself, but often when basketball playing people win basketball games in dramatic and unexpected fashion, we forgive them for anything they’ve ever done wrong in their lives.
For example, when the Golden State Warriors fulfilled the prophesy and defeated the Dallas Mavericks in a blowout last night, completing arguably the greatest upset in the history of the NBA, we immediately started writing notes of apology.
We started with Baron Davis, who tweaked his hamstring in the first half, then returned to limp his team to victory. IN the past, we’ve called Baron fat, lazy, injury-prone, and a lot of other variations on fat.
That’s all washed away – he’s one of our new favorites.
Next up was Stephen Jackson, who’s a psychopath. In fact, we made up a fake WSM? inspired movie called Who Did Stephen Jackson Shoot? once. We’ve also chided him continually about having a child named “Millionaire”, because that’s weird.
We’re good with the guy, now. Don’t think we’d let him babysit the nieces, but we might let him visit for lunch.
Summing up – and we haven’t read any articles or even touched the Mavs/Dirk/Cuban angle yet – that was one of the best, most inspirational NBA games we’ve ever, ever watched. It was like the antithesis of everything we’ve railed on the league for this year.
The fact the whole thing was led by two of our biggest punching bags (plus something called a “Matt Barnes”) was even stranger.
We came out of it wondering two things:
*Did LeBron and Co take note of the effort level of the Warriors?
*Has anybody thought about the fact that GSW has to go foward and play another series?