“That’s what you call winnin’? A n*gga’s nuts in yo’ face? Man, I hate to see what you call losing.” – Riley
From experience, when life flashes before your eyes, time slows down to a virtual halt. You think about all the mistakes over the years and pretty much have a full fledged conversation with yourself. Phoenix Suns center Marcin Gortat went through a similar experience Sunday afternoon when he decided to step in front of an elevating Blake Griffin. And here’s the conversation he probably had with himself.
:01 – “Four minutes left in the game? I’m guarding Chris Kaman? And we’re up by 13? F*ck, Charlie Sheen. I’m the one winning. Wait a minute, has that phrase already passed its shelf life? I mean, because the Internet is so fast that it gives everyone ADD these days. Think about it, it seems like that guy with the golden voice was a big news story a year ago. Man, this world is crazy. And why does my nose resemble Lois’ from Family Guy. Like a perfectly cut sandwich. Oh yeah, the basketball game. My fault.”
:03 – “Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! HAKIM! Damnit, he bit on the pick and roll. We talked about this before the game. This isn’t going to end good. Lord please let him just lay it up. Please, for the love of backing into the playoffs, please let him lay it up.”
:06 – “He didn’t lay it up.”
Look, we all know basketball is a team sport; arguably the ultimate team sport. With that in mind, Gortat deserves a hell of a lot of credit for doing what many would never dare by putting his pride to the side and sacrificing his body for the betterment of the team. The best part of the video may not even be Blake’s dunk however. Watching Hakim Warrick get truck-sticked and flail his arms in the air like Ricky when he got shot in Boyz N The Hood all the while laughing at his teammate’s expense was strangely humorous.