Thunder Feel The Bern In Game 7, Warriors Advance To NBA Finals
There's something a little off about Bernie Sanders attending an event where single tickets cost $29,000 each. That's how much at least one guy paid for a pair of courtside seats -- $58K -- to Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals in Oakland.
That's a lot of cabbage, and even that nice seat that Bernie had for the game must have cost thousands. Looks like someone's in bed with the 1 percent, eh, Mr. man-of-the-people?
"see, when they add the face of Michael Jordan with tears streaming down his face, that means pic.twitter.com/VB49n9D7P6
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) May 31, 2016
And speaking of comebacks rooted in impossibility and myth, Golden State completed its crawl out of a 3-1 grave to win their series 4-3 on Monday with a 96-88 victory at Oracle. Now it's on to a rematch with the Cavaliers for the title, where at least two games will be played in the home of the Republican Convention.
Sanders had given a series of speeches in Oakland Monday before attending the game as a guest of Danny Glover. He watched Stephen Curry bury OKC with a rain of 3s, finishing with 36 points on seven 3-pointers, with five rebounds and eight assists.
My biggest takeaway here? Bernie's hair is neat and tidy. OK, yeah, for this you comb your hair. For national speeches you look like Dr. Emmett Brown.
My second takeaway: Despite numerous outlets praising the Thunder and demanding that they feel no shame in taking the Warriors to the limit, I have to disagree. They took the Warriors to the limit in the first four games, then collapsed like Gawker Media. Any team up 3-1 in anything has to feel like it can win one more just by accident.
It took some serious mismanagement in the fourth quarters of Games 6 and 7 for OKC to gag this away. In the late going the Thunder don't value their possessions. They become a two-man team -- sometimes a one-man team. Players don't set screens away from the ball -- there's no movement. There's little passing. This can go on for multiple possessions, and it's up to the coach to call time out and tell them to knock that shit off.
It doesn't seem like Donovan has control of his team in crunch time, though. Remember, Golden State was 7-3 vs. OKC this year. Maybe chalk it up to Donovan being a rookie coach? Well, Steve Kerr is practically a rookie coach (1 1/2 seasons). That's no excuse. To make it to the next level (assuming Kevin Durant stays), Donovan will have to take charge.
Bernie Sanders on his way to the Thunder's locker room to tell them it's not over yet. Keep going. pic.twitter.com/M2yNESGKgx
— Jim Naveau (@Lima_Naveau) May 31, 2016
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