So like most of the civilized world I was watching game 6 of the wc semis last night and I thought to myself: "self, that Zach Randolph sure does play the basketball real good." After my drug-addled brain was able to decipher what my drug-addled brain was trying to say,I realized that indeed, Zach Randolph is an exemplary basketball player.
He practically willed Memphis to victory, the man straight up plays with emotion. He (along with the rest of the team) came out fired up after halftime and almost immediately erased a double digit deficit. He is far from the best athlete on the court-- I'm pretty sure the corpse of Larry Bird can jump higher than he can-- but he plays hard on both ends of the floor. Its a refreshing thing to see when the Amares, Melos and Boozers of the world focus on only one aspect of their game.
Ill be pulling for Randolph and the Grizzlies tomorrow. How weird would it be if the second 8th seed to upset a 1st seed plays the first 1st seed to be upset by an 8th seed. Probably not that weird.