In case you missed what he said: "I'm here. I'm back." Badass as hell. Oh this is a sports blog by the way so read at your own peril.
So obviously this is a pretty big story today in the sports world, but I'm actually not being facetious with this title. People aren't talking about it enough. That performance last night was so insane but I feel like it's sort of been written off as a "oh whoa, Steph Curry did another crazy thing last night, cool" kind of thing, which I guess speaks more to how incredible he really is that when a game like last night happens it just seems to get shuffled in amongst the other ridiculous feats we've become accustomed to. Couple that with the fact that those damn west coast start times make it so that almost nobody is watching outside of California and it makes some sense as to why this isn't as big a deal as I believe it is, but that's the thing: I saw it. See unlike most people I had nothing to do this morning, so I had no trouble convincing myself to stay up until 1:30am watching a second round playoff basketball game. And I think I can speak for those of us who did see it when I was "Holy Shit...". There's nothing else you could say! 17 goddamn points in 5 minutes of overtime basketball (that's a record, by the way)?! 40 points in his first game back in 3 weeks?! During the damn playoffs?! Against a team that was playing their dicks off?! Literally?! Honestly I think at one point CJ McCollum's dick just fell off he was playing so hard?!
I think Chuck summed it up best with this take:
Yep. That was where I was last night too, Chuck. I couldn't find the video but Kenny the Jet's reaction was equally amazing:
Kenny: I saw you two (Shaq and Chuck) watching in awe, I was in the back room watching it, throwing chairs around/
Ernie Johnson: Wait why were you throwing chairs around.
Kenny: Cus I just had to do something, I was wild'n out.
Honestly, I knew exactly what he was talking about. It was one of those games/performances you watch and you just want to do something nuts to try and match the craziness you're seeing. Something to bring balance to the universe, if you will. Smash some fuckin chairs and wild out, Kenny, I feel you.
So what's the point of this blog? I don't exactly know, but I'm pretty sure I witnessed absolute legendary greatness last night, the stuff you're supposed to watch and think "wow, I've just seen something that will never be done again", and for it being one of those moments I guess I feel like it shouldn't be as brushed over as it seemingly is today. Like in the morning it was a big deal, now it's almost 3pm and we've moved on to... whatever the fuck we all talk about these days. But I suppose I'll make a final plea with this blog: the next Warriors game that is on, do yourself the favor of watching it. You don't even need to like basketball, or sports for that matter! You don't need to understand anything other than that orange ball is supposed to go through the hoop to realize that what Steph Curry is capable of doing is nothing short of ridiculous. I can guarantee you that if he's having one of his nights, which he's almost assured to do these days, then there is no way you won't be enthralled no matter your level of sports fanaticism. Are you the classic "yay sports...." person in your group? Well here's a chance to say that unironically! Isn't that kind of appealing?! Just once...
Well that's it. I had to talk about a thing that I was blown away by. As a matter of fact, that's my theme this week. I had a big day of being blown away by things yesterday (sexually... okay fine not sexually at all) and I will talk about what they were the next few days. But I'll end this one with one final thought: seriously is CJ McCollum's dick alright? Or Damian Lillard's? Or Al-Faruq Aminu's? Those guys were playing the best they've ever played in their lives and they still couldn't beat this little man who hasn't played in almost a month. If that's not a recipe for dick loss then I don't know what is. #PrayForPortlandsDicks
* Seriously though, stop saying that every time you walk in to the bar. Have your silent rebellion but don't tip off the rest of the people that you're predetermined to hate whatever you're watching.