Some things are just better in the dark.
Beach-side bonfires. Scary movies. Dancing (shout out Bruce Springsteen). And of course, the all-time number one…
By which we mean candle-light dinners, obviously.
One thing which doesn’t usually fit into this category is Basketball. But last night against the Bucks, Blake Griffin didn’t seem to care – as he casually drained a free throw after the lights went out in the Staples Center.
However, to avoid dangerous situations, always avoid dunking in the dark. Even Blake would have trouble making that look good.
Here at UKNBA, we hate to jump on the bandwagon. However, in our continued effort to provide more relevant, regular and engaging content, we’ve decided it’s time to change our ways. So expect a lot more bandwagon-jumping as the season draws to a close and the play-offs begin. And, as bandwagon’s go, we couldn’t really have picked a better one to start with.
OK, we know we’re late to this one, but here goes: Brandon Knight (or more accurately DeAndre Jordan) broke the internet. If you haven’t seen the monster dunk in question, see below. Jordan’s dunk, coming courtesy of a Chris Paul lob in the second quarter, was as good as any of his famous namesakes. The Clipper’s eventually won this bout with the Pistons 129-97, but it was Brandon Knight’s name that remains on everyone’s lips.
Sure, Knight could maybe have moved a little more, but when the guy you’re up against has half a foot and over 50 pounds on you, it doesn’t really seem like a fair fight. Luckily, Knight seemed to find the funny side, tweeting:
‘It wasn’t in the scouting reports that the clippers threw lobs lol’
Keep that chin up Brandon Knight. Because those jokes aren’t going away any time soon…
WEST – F – Blake Griffin (LA Clippers)
Advantages: Dunking, rebounding, reaching things on the top shelf.
Disadvantages: Shooting outside the paint, shooting three throws, defence, .
EAST – F – Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks)
Advantages: Versatile, can score from anywhere, good clutch play.
Disadvantages: Defence ,hotheaded, honey nut Cheerio’s
Verdict – OK, so we know that Melo is the more complete player. But for sheer flair (and for flair, read height) we’ll take Blake on this one. Also, the advert below wins him major kudos. Bingo…
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WEST – F – Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Advantages: Scoring, scoring, scoring.
Disadvantages: Doesn’t get many rebounds, doesn’t get many assists, and… um, steals? (we’re kind of scraping the bottom of the barrel here).
EAST – F – LeBron James (Miami Heat)
Advantages: Scoring, rebounding, assists, NBA champion, regular season MVP, finals MVP, youngest player to 20,000 pts, ONLY player ever to score at least 30 pts and shoot at least 60% from the field. There’s a lot more we could say, but running out of room…
Verdict – If KD was up against anyone else he would walk it. Time is on his side, and he may yet eclipse James in years to come. But right now, it’s got to be the King… (See also: last year’s finals)
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