M-V-P!

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Minnesota is in town tonight, and I’m torn. For one, Owen Boone is out so this should be a snap, but on the other, Boone being out makes this kind of anticlimactic. We’ll see how it goes.

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First off here’s a stat update on my season so far. I lead the league in scoring and am 3rd in the league in assists.

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I was coming up court to end the 1st quarter without knowing the clock situation (dumbass).

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Here it finally dawned on me that I only had three seconds left.

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Time is running out…

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One second left!

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I’m quick, obviously.

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That’s how close I was to not getting the shot off.

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It fell, naturally.

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Similar situation in the 2nd quarter, only this time I’m ready and I know the time. I’ve got a plan.

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Four seconds…

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Three seconds…

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Two seconds…

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Pass!

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Catch! Shoot it Joe!

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One second!

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Time has expired…

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And it’s good! Joe wasn’t shooting well and needed a shot of confidence so I set this up coming up the court. That’s how a point guard is supposed to play.

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In the third quarter I saw this – and how could I NOT go for a dunk?

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Here I’m cocking it back real far…

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… maybe a little too far.

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Yup, definitely too far.

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Oops. While we’re here, look at my posture here.

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I’m not even on the ground yet and I’ve got this WTF look going.

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Four seconds to go again?! What’s going on tonight?? I tried to drive for a layup but Wesley Johnson cut me off. Time for plan B – which is back out for space.

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Three seconds…

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Two seconds…

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By now you know how this ends.

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It was just that kind of night.

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“Did you see that?” I’m even impressed by me.

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It wasn’t just buzzer beaters, either. I had mid-range jumpers, dunks, layups, you name it.

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I mean, watch this shot.

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It didn’t matter what I did – it worked. Of all the shots I made, my best moment came from the free throw line.

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I sank this late freebie to chants of “M-V-P!” from the crowd. That was satisfying as hell. I never got that while dominating the playoffs in Denver. I can’t tell you how good this felt.

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46 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists, 6 steals, and 4 turnovers on 70% shooting and 6/7 again from range. I may not have gotten my elusive triple-double, but I did get a 4×5 – four stats of five or better. That may be more impressive to me. At this point we’re rolling at 11-0. Go Hawks!

- Rick Daniel

2 Responses to M-V-P!

  • Gabriel says:

    Hey, great blog.Any tip for a rookie?
    Ty

    • AlphaSports says:

      Other then persistence (the real key – just keeping at it will keep your rating rising), I don’t think there’s any real trick to it. Play the position that matches your skills – if you’re like me and want be mobile and make plays, playing point is the best way to to go. Most of all, if your shooting at all make sure to get a shooting animation you can master under pressure, both from the the field and the free throw line. It’s amazing how many good shots you can miss if you don’t gel with your individual shot style (it took me almost all of NBA 2k10′s run to find mine). Good luck in your career!

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