As a “the glass is half full” kind of person, one has to admit the NBA lockout has taken the restraints off players and allowed them to have way more fun, traveling to foreign lands, play exhibition matchups and smash on the locals. Exhibit A: MVP Kobe tossing a nice oop to fellow MVP Derrick Rose as bunch of pro players compete versus a team in the Phillipines. Yes, the pairing sounds like a basketball matchup we wouldn’t expect but it’s fun enough to make me want to say screw the season and Stern. Let the guys keep globetrotting.
Yet, I still don’t think it’s cleaner than Durant’s blind oop off the backboard to Thunder teammate James Harden.