Dwyane Wade started his 2017 playoffs getting blocked by the rim
Posted on April 20, 2017 at 6:44 am by admin
Game Womens Tre Mason Jersey Usually, Dwyane Wade is money in the bank on a breakaway with just one man between him and the rim. But Father Time stepped in to intervene on Sunday when he came up short on a one-handed dunk with only the 59 Isaiah Thomas in his way.
Wade came away with a steal in the passing lane and took just one dribble before elevating over Thomas in the second quarter of the Chicago Bulls first-round playoff matchup against the Boston Celtics. But the ball rocked right off the front of the rim and into Al Horfords hands.
Antetokounmpo has to have a standing reach of, like, 96 for this photo to be possible, I think. Lets say he has pulled the rim down by four inches or so, and there are actually two or three between his feet and the ground, which on closer inspection, seems likely. Add all that up, and its still absurd.
Thats why they call him the Greek Freak and why hes able to do things like finish top 20 in every major stat — the first time anyone has ever done that.
In Game 1, Antetokounmpo was the best player on the floor and it wasnt close. He was clearly also the longest. I started covering the league as a backup newspaper beat writer in the late 90s. It was a different, more insular time. Pregame interview sessions with coaches were informal, often held in their offices. Players were generally approachable and locker rooms werent as crowded. Our work was read primarily by those in our coverage areas, our colleagues, and the teams we covered.
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I covered the 76ers, which gave me one of the best seats in the house to watch the Allen Iverson show. Theres never been anything like it for reasons that went far beyond the confines of the court. Each game was a test. It was a chance to prove that one man could break the game into a million tiny pieces and that all the broken glass was worth it.