Wardell ain’t playin’ wit y’all
by Chris Burton
“I apologize for us being healthy…I apologize for all the accolades we received as a team and individually. I’m very, truly sorry, and we’ll rectify that situation this year.”
I can’t help it. Whenever I read that quote, I hear “Takeover” playing in the background. Folks stay wanting to switch up the narrative, like we weren’t alive during the history.
Let’s not pretend that the Golden State Warriors are the first team in league history to win a championship with some fortunate breaks. (Shoot, I still maintain that my ’96-97 Knicks would have given the Bulls the blues if the whole team didn’t get suspended during the Heat series. Forever I hate Miami. #FIHM)
Yes Durant was hurt, yes the Spurs and Clippers got eliminated and Cleveland would have been a different team if Kyrie and Love were healthy. But what’s lost in the sauce with all that conjecture are the facts.
Remember when the Finals were winding down and there was significant buzz about giving LeBron the MVP even in a losing effort? I was a fan of that idea because LeBron was otherworldly in that series. But that doesn’t mean Cleveland wins in a parallel universe where Kyrie and Love are injury free. LeBron’s superhuman playing would have changed during the Finals with Kyrie and Love there to share the load. And anybody watching basketball last season would be truly hating from the sidelines if they wanna pretend that the best team didn’t win the chip.
I used to get annoyed when I heard people endorsing anyone but #CurryGOAT for MVP last season. In retrospect, I can see how a reasonable case for James Harden can be made. But you guys really need to think this through. Before the reckless talking, hemming and hawing, I honestly wasn’t sure Golden State could run it back. But now? #Currypeat
Every great is always looking for fuel to motivate them. A little extra to feed the hunger for more. You yentas done took Steph to Costco.
I didn’t like it when I heard Steph sarcastically say that “we’ll rectify that situation this year.” But I was limited. I heard it as rectify=we fitna lose. But nah, not Steph. He don’t slack a minute. Steph is out here warning y’all that he’s about to leave no doubt who the “top shotta” is. Y’all done walked into Lennox’s house while he’s watching soccer and shot the place up?! You know who you a ramp wid?! Please leave it alone, don’t throw rocks at the throne.