Sorry, Varejão, The Tonys Were On Sunday
Fun fact: out of all the players in the NBA Finals, Golden State's Anderson Varejão is the only one who is guaranteed a ring. Since he played 31 games for the Cavaliers at the beginning of the season, he gets one no matter how the series ends up.
But the only player in NBA history to play for both teams in an NBA Finals wants more -- perhaps an Emmy? Varejão was fouled in the fourth quarter of the Cavs' 112-97 win over the Warriors in Game 5, and although he appeared to have been barely grazed near the basket, he collapsed in very dramatic fashion. For a moment it looked like he was dead.
I don't pretend to know exactly what happened -- perhaps that side of his face is severely sunburned -- but man, that looked grim. It may have been the most complicated flop ever.
Jeff Van Gundy, and Mark Jackson talking about Anderson Varejao's acting ability pic.twitter.com/umpL4CfSuy
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And so *sigh* it's back to Cleveland for Game 6, and we as a nation are forced to endure another two days of hot takes on why the Cavaliers (down 3-2) will come back and win it all. Previously it was hot takes on why the Warriors would close it out in Game 5, even without Draymond Green (he'll be back for Game 6, so watch your testes, Cleveland!).
No one is sticking to the script, so who knows what could happen? Cleveland hasn't won a title in a major sport since 1964 (Browns), so they kind of deserve one. But Warriors fans say deserves got nothing to do with it, and they want that second straight championship. I'm ready for this series to be over, not because I'm a Warriors fan, but because we're now in the middle of baseball season. And if I have to play dead to to avoid watching another week of NBA, I will do it.
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