This may be the greatest example of The Simpsons predicting the sports future. We of course recall Wednesday night, when the Cavaliers beat the Raptors 125-103 in Game 2 of the East Conference semifinals. The highlight is when LeBron James used his free throw routine to square up a 3-pointer right in a defender’s face.
LeBron spinning the ball and playing with Ibaka and then drains the three right in his face. pic.twitter.com/Zi2VCqrYyc
— James (@JCraggSport) May 3, 2017
Cut to this genius tweet found today:
"He's spinning the ball on his finger! Just take it!"
— Chris Walder (@WalderSports) May 4, 2017
The guy who tweeted this, Chris Walder, said it well: “This made me die of laughter, and die a little inside …”
Apparently he’s a Toronto fan so our condolences. Of course it’s uncanny how The Simpsons predict the sports future so often … but then again, maybe it’s just because the show has been on the air for 30 years. That’s a lot of scripts, and they’re bound to land on things just by accident.
Of course the clip is referencing a Harlem Globetrotters game (Krusty bet against them because he thought the Washington Generals “were due.”), but it fits perfectly with current events. The Cavs are treating this series like a bye week. LeBron is inspecting beer and seemingly scoring with impunity. And hey, Raptors, you’re the only ones at this juncture who can stop him.
If Serge Ibaka didn’t like how he looked there, and he shouldn’t, maybe next time he should climb into his man and quit acting like he was just signed to the Generals. The first thing you teach a player on defense is that an opponent showing you the ball is a sign of disrespect. Get up and shadow the ball and be ready to move your feet. Foul him if you have to, but that shite LeBron pulled has to be nipped in the bud.
Or in other words, like Krutsy said: “Just take it!”
If Toronto can’t show any more backbone than this then they need to be delegated. Pick things up in the D-League and leave the defense to players like Draymond Green and Kawhi Leonard and those who can handle it. It takes just as much effort as technique to play defense at any higher level of sports, but the Raptors have ceased all motor functions. It’s really rather sad.