The thing is, last night wasn’t just an off night in the, like, doing-good-stuff-but-missing-shots sense. They completely reverted to how they played in Game 1 and for long dismal stretches of the regular season: four players standing still along the edges, watching Harden or Paul dribble the air out of the ball. That…
I did. I’ve also written a bunch of posts about the Rockets over the past few months, which I think track pretty well my growing dread and disgust at the basketball that has grown out of building an entire team and style of play out of the idea that it’s good to stand around and watch Harden (and Chris Paul) do this…
Cilantro, I hope; more probably, curly parsley.
I’ve never written anything about The Walking Dead.
I sure as hell didn’t root for the iceberg!
Don’t get me wrong! Once the Finals begin, I will be rooting like my life depends on it for whichever sad-sack team makes it out of the East. My Warriors fandom is extremely provisional.
Trying to imagine what it must be like to be the type of dude who will scroll down to the comments to spike the football because his team avoided getting swept.
I think it’s really kind of callous and gross to characterize this reporting the way you have, here. Do with that what you will.
I heard “Yanny” at first, and then it switched to “Laurel,” and then I could make it switch back and forth if I concentrated, and now I mostly just hear “Laurel.” Weird.
Ah, sorry, I made a reference to the brain meme—the greatest meme of all time, as well as the perfect Rosetta Stone for understanding literally all internet discourse—without even thinking about it.
This is a very good comment. Thank you.
Why, you could almost say that not all isolations are equal.
I think maybe you didn’t actually read beyond the headline of yesterday’s post? It wasn’t a call for the teams’ respective role players to be erased from the series. It was, very specifically, a call for the teams not to employ third-brain defensive schemes that prevented the stars from ever guarding each other.
Yes, you’re right, literally the only option for a team with two top-shelf penetrators and passers on it is to have those two top-shelf penetrators and passers take turns dribbling away the shot-clock so they can crank up contested jumpers.
Credit that one to former Deadspinner Kyle Wagner, who helped me brainstorm exactly which fat old guard Eric Gordon has turned into now that his shot and ball-handling have abandoned him.
Eh, I agree the Celtics would make an intriguing Finals participant, but they’re one of the switching-est defensive teams in the whole NBA, which sort of is the opposite of what I’m calling for.
“You’ve published a dozen posts calling for Casey to be fired” is not a contrarian viewpoint. It’s a lie.
Kudos to you, man: You’ve successfully proven you can’t read.
So, this is actually pretty funny! Challenged to find even one article backing up your claim that you could find “a dozen posts on this site” calling for Casey to be fired, you came up with... a single three-year-old comment remarking specifically upon the warping effect a single bad playoff series can have on an…
I’ll make you a deal. If you can show me even one post making that argument about Casey with my byline on it, you’ll get to keep your commenting privileges on this site.