I’ve already discussed the fact that I’ve been watching some basketball lately but what I haven’t mentioned are some of the things I’ve noticed since rediscovering the sport.
For example, one thing that has stuck out in my mind while watching the Celtics is Kevin Garnett. KG. My eyes can’t really tell you what makes one a good basketball player. I mean, there’s the obvious things like can they shoot a basket (or efficiency from the field, or something like that) and when an opposing player can’t make his but when I watch Kevin Garnett’s outstretched arms, basketballs making contact with his fingertips and being caught, the only thing that I can think of is wide receiver. Kevin Garnett would make one hell of a great wide receiver. It’s kind of like what it was like watching Randy Moss before he was a Patriot. “Man, I wish that guy was on my team.” Kevin Garnett with his height, his arms, and his fingertips would be the dream of any NFL quarterback, I think.
I’ve also noticed the lengths to which NBA players will go in an attempt to draw a foul. A slight nudge, albeit from a 7″ giant, will send a player flying backwards, rolling on the ground in “agony”. Now, I’m no player (obviously) but I’ve witnessed NFL players, mostly running backs, get CLOBBERED. Literally clobbered. And they hop right up and head back to the huddle. I guess the NBA player’s motivation is similar to when a punter will fall on the ground and roll around in hopes of drawing a flag. I’m not stupid you know, it’s just something I noticed.
I think what it really comes down to is I desperately miss football. How long until training camp again?