If you felt the Earth move last night, don’t be alarmed, it was just LeBron James blocking Tiago Splitter’s dunk.
It was incredible, and the kind of play we’ll be talking about for years. It was not, however, the best block of all time. It wasn’t even the best playoffs dunk of all time. That honor still (and forever) goes to Tayshaun Prince. Game 2 of the 2004 Eastern Conference Finals. Reggie Miller going for an easy lay-up. Never forget.
Highlights from Taiwan animation’s Game 7 recap include Dwyane Wade’s leg snapping off at the knee and gushing blood, Chris Bosh discovering that he is a ghost, Roy Hibbert’s memory operating like somebody’s Vine and a Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James doppelgänger laying waste to his Miami Heat counterpart. It’s weird, but that’s to be expected. Taiwan’s also really into this thing now where they make basketball players look like NBA Jam characters instead of interchangeable mannequins, which I enjoy.
Video is after the jump. I would consider it a prerequisite to watching the NBA Finals. You know Taiwan’s already working on 50 different ways to say Tim Duncan is old.
Yesterday’s edition of Watch This made a bold prediction that the Miami Heat would defeat the Indiana Pacers by 2,000 points in Game 7 of the NBA Easter Conference Finals. The Pacers took Game 6 with embarrassing ease, so of course the end of the story is “the Heat get their shit together and win by as much as humanly possible.” It wasn’t by 2,000, but it was by 23, and that’s still pretty bad.
On Tuesday, the Boston Red Sox welcomed Boston Marathon bombing victim Jeff Bauman, whose legs were amputated after he was wounded in one of the explosions, to throw out one of two ceremonial first pitches. The other pitch was thrown by 52-year old Carlos Arredondo, who was one of the people who helped rescue people in the moments after the bombs went off, and he was immortalized in the AP photo of people wheeling Bauman to safety.
All I can say about Bauman is that he’s incredible. Watch that smile and joy as he throws an almost perfect strike and then try to complain about anything.
In the picture below, you’ll see someone’s head about an inch from LeBron James’ ass as he soars through the air for a game-winning lay-up in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. That’s Paul George of the Indiana Pacers. He had his ankles broken, his legs, both of his arms and most of his neck. It’s not even fair.