Going to See the King

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Well, here’s a blast from the past. We were in Cleveland playing LeBron, Andre Iguodala and the Cavs (oddly enough, Iggy was proposed as an option to bring to Cleveland if LeBron stayed in 2010/11, but that’s neither here nor there now).

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LeBron tries to glide in for an early dunk, but here I come. No you don’t LeBron!

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Oh, maybe yes you do.

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The very next play I came down and threw one down myself.

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LeBron was a beast all game, so what’s the answer? Stick our defensive stopper (read: sieve) on him. My one-on-one defense is my weakest point right now. Well, aside from my three point shooting.

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I did hit a first half three though, en route to a perfect shooting first half.

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I got in close for a tough layup late in a tight game, but my next attempt wasn’t nearly so lucky.

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LeBron swatted me at the rim. Dammit.

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The ball’s recovered though, and I’ve snuck out to the perimeter.  Deng swings me the ball.

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My second three of the game! The we were now up by four late and needed a stop.

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Giving a LeBron a clear lane to the rim isn’t the way to do it, though. Oden, what the hell are you doing, spectating? Rotate over!

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LeBron goes up for a dunk and… uh oh, LBJ! You’re cocking it back too far!

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You’re pulling it back too far, giving me a chance…

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Stuffed!! I may not be good at man to man D, but I’m solid at help defense and getting blind side blocks.

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We won and I finished with 21 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and that big block. I shot 82% from the field and hit my only two threes. There’s one more thing to note: after the opening tip, we won the tip as usual, I got the ball as usual, and turned around to give the ball to…

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… Russell… Westbrook? WTF?! Where’s Rose?? Westbrook is NOT Derrick Rose! Damn it management, we had a good thing going! Oh well.

- Bud Daniel

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