Needless to say, legends aren’t made in 10-point Thunder victories over the Kings. Travis Outlaw two-handed facials on the league’s tallest player are, though!
As I mentioned in the title of this morning’s Assorted Observations post, Friday night in the NBA featured 10 games decided by an average of 14.4 points. Surely, this left many a basketball fan feeling more than a little bummed out. Me, though? I rather enjoyed all of the garbage time. In a way, the NBA is like a selection of movies — I love a good thriller, sure… but sometimes I’m in the mood for a comedy. A quality beatdown is like a hilarious comedy. OKC @ SAC delivered.
This is actually Outlaw’s response to being stuffed by Thabeet on an earlier dunk attempt. That’s the reason for the mini stare down, which Travis appears to quickly think better of when he presumably remembers what’s going on on the scoreboard. See, that’s funny to me!
Honorable mention to Tony Wroten.
Dunk rating on the Starbury Nastiness Scale:
Throwback Poster of the Day: David West with the only type of dunk he ever does over Jared Jeffries…