Some will suggest posting this video in Seattle amounts to sports torture. I prefer to think of it as a way to share admiration of a stupendous athlete in Kevin Durant – and speaking of torture, in case any of us has an opportunity to waterboard ex-Sonics owner Howard Schultz, we now have the video justification on file. No court would touch us.
Durant hit what may be the most preposterous three-point shot in basketball history Monday night during the Sonics-Grizzlies game — or if you prefer to honor the hijackers, the Thunder-Grizzlies game in Oklah(cough).
Down 98-93 in the final minute of game 2 of the series, the Thunder’s Russell Westbrook nearly lost the ball out of bounds until he saw the Slim Reaper down the sideline. The off-balance Durant caught the pass falling down, was hacked, turned and fired before hitting the floor with 13.3 seconds left.
Swish. And one.
The four-point play cut the deficit to 98-97, and OKC eventually forced overtime, where the Grizzlies, to their everlasting credit, recovered their wits and won, 111-105.
So instead of talking about how the Houston Astros own the Mariners today, you know what the sports topic du jour might have been if David Stern and Schultz shared even a proton of conscience regarding their basketball business activities.