A person can blessed with their dream job, and even then certain days pop up with the only real description you, I or anyone else can say is “f*ck this sh*t.” Last night was one of those nights for arguably the two most popular basketball players on the planet.
Perhaps lacking motivation nearing the season’s mid-point, the Heat went 0-for-New York on their Big Apple road swing culminating in a double overtime 104-95 loss. A loss, in fact, that LeBron was forced to watch from the sideline after fouling out in a regular season game for the first time since 2008. Despite normal production (36-7-5), life in Barclays was testy for The King all night as he battled fans and a near Mirza Teletovic clothesline in the fourth quarter.
Meanwhile, 3,000 miles west, Kobe Bryant could only look from the sideline as his JV Lakers were Joe Jackson’d in the exact same fashion as our friend “KD” 123-87 by their “little brothers,” the Clippers. This includes an eight-point third quarter. And Blake nearly decapitating Chris Kaman.
Pictures speak 1,001 words.