Kobe’s still the man you want to have the ball in his hand with the game on the line. But what about if the ball is coming off the rim & up for grabs? After last night’s game against the Magic, Atlanta’s Josh Smith gets my vote. Swooping in out of nowhere, he effortlessly cleans up Joe Johnson’s missed jumper & almost gave Stan Van Gundy a heart attack in the process. The way SVG yells at his team for every little thing, I’d bet you a date with LC if he doesn’t have his team working on box outs today in practice.
How good was the dunk? Atlanta’s coach Mike Woodsen lost his eyebrows in the process.
On a side note, this is the best & worst time to watch NBA basketball. On one hand, you’ve got teams fighting for playoff seeding. On the other end of the spectrum, you’ve got teams deciding whether or not they want to pack it in & secure a lottery pick. So depending on the night, you could get a game like this or an absolute stinker.