And I loved it
Here it is in real time. Lowry embarrasses Collins after destroying him at center court taking out another hawk on the way. He’s out of the play, Lowry knows it, dishes to Serge for the second most exciting way to ice a basketball game(3 ball down 2 still rules).
These are parts of the game we don’t see that make a huge fucking difference to a guy like Kawhi. It opens the floor and allows him space to create. Two selfless plays by Lowry won this game, and I know that matters to Leonard.
I can’t help but wonder what Kawhi’s thinking about. I’m sure his coaches and teammates would like to know too. Like, yesterday.
He had a pedestrian 31 pts and played a different game than everyone else. He’s a legit super duper star who has been handed a very fucking good Raptor team and recently was told by management; It’s his team, name your price and let’s get this done.
The last thing Kawhi is is stupid. He knows this team can win for a long time. He knows Van Vleet has next. He’s comfortable in the city and loves winning more than bottle service at Muzik. More than anything, I think little things like this block and sharing the ball that jacks Kawhi into staying in Toronto. Big things like a 219 million dollar ‘Super Max” deal won’t hurt his chances of staying in Toronto either and Leonard is notoriously cheap
If he stays, his reasoning will be simple. Someone handing you a franchise and a quarter of a billion dollars seems like it makes more sense than playing in your back yard where the lights are bright and everyone cares about shoe deals instead of championships.
That’s why Kawhi Signed with New Balance.
PS. Enough with the Vince Carter standing ovation Bullshit already. Seriously. I love this team but do you kiss your ex-wife after she bangs your neighbor? I’m not going to post the video of it because it’s embarrassing.
Instead, let’s enjoy Lowry blowing someone up one more time.