The first week after the NBA All-Star break is like the first day of class after a summer of partying: everyone's hungover and no one remembers how to do anything. Well, except for that super nerdy kid, who, in the parlance of this analogy would be Steph Curry. He seems to have somehow gotten better over the nine-day hiatus, averaging 36.6 points in his last four games (the overachieving dork dropped 51 last night). But for the vast majority of the league, it's been a bumpy go reacclimating to the sport they've played nearly every day of their entire lives.
Thursday night's "Shaqtin' A Fool" lowlight package on TNT's "Inside The NBA" was, as you might expect, especially good -- because it was really bad.
Some absolutely awful basketball courtesy of the men who are paid tens of millions of dollars to play it for your entertainment, below...
Addendum: Shaquille O'Neal as Finn from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," because it's Oscar season and The Diesel is an accomplished actor. Thursday was a big night for Shaq. Dude was firing on all cylinders.