Hot-Take Hotep Vol. 7: Fantastic Memes and Where to Find Them (NBA Finals Review
You know I got to talk about J.R. Smith first.
I don’t care if it happened 2 games ago, that s**t is always going to be sad and funny. It’s sad because LeBron did any and everything he could to accomplish a near-impossible-without-at-least-two-more-all-stars-feat of stealing a game in Oakland against the Dubs, only to have it go to hell because of Henny. LeBron was a damn madman out there, putting up nearly half of his team’s points. NEARLY HALF OF HIS TEAM’S POINTS IN THE NBA F******G FINALS!!! If LeBron and company walks out of that arena up 1-0, regardless of how the series played out, his fans would’ve had a nice bit of ammo for their “LeBron is the GOAT” argument. But, alas, J.R. Smith did exactly what J.R. Smith is prone to do and went forth with some silly s**t. I can’t even call it dumb, just silly. Man you’re a professional athlete, getting paid millions to go around in public with your shirt off all the damn time and you mean to tell me you didn’t even bother to look up at the scoreboard?
The reason this s**t is hilarious is because of ALL THE GLORIOUS MEMES/PICS we got!!! Here’s one of my favorites:
The NBA and the Internet owe me NOTHING!!!
Now, back to J.R. I’ve never liked J.R. as a player. I’m sure he’s a fine human being who’s cool to hang out with, but the bonehead mistakes and moves he makes piss me off so bad. He really believes he’s the best player on the court and I can’t knock him for that. What I can knock him for, though, is the fact that he doesn’t know when to admit that he’s NOT the best player on the court. When LeBron James was calling for the ball after J.R. got the rebound and he flat out refused to pass it, I… was not surprised at all. That’s J.R.’s move. He enjoys the spotlight of the f**k up and in that regard he truly is the GOAT.
I know everyone wants to bring up the officiating, and the only thing I took exception with was the reversal of the call based on a replay. That s**t just can’t happen. I’ve never seen anything like that in basketball. I’ll gladly admit that it killed a ton of the momentum the Cavs had before Henny drowned the rest of it in a pint.
Oh look! Another great meme! Let’s use it to transition to the Warriors!
Man Tristan Thompson was so mad with J.R. that he decided he wanted to fight somebody. I can’t help but wonder what slick s**t Dray said under his breath to get Tristan to react that way. Y’all know DAMN well he said something. I’m happy the NBA didn’t suspend Tristan (for trying to make Dray eat a damn basketball) and Kevin Love (for almost leaving the bench for a closer look, because you know he ain’t fighting), because they needed to bear witness to the ass whoopin’ that came in Game 2.
I keep trying to hammer home the point that you don’t have to worry about beating the Warriors once. That’s not what makes them so dangerous. The fact that you have to defeat the Infinity Gauntlet 4 times is what makes playing them a clusterf**k. Just when you think you have a handle on two of them, the third one gets hot as Firestorm or some ish and starts hitting all of the 3’s. Don’t believe me? Game 2 wasn’t going all that bad for the Cavs until a muff***a just decided it’s time to turn the 3-pt slider on 2k all the way up. And who is the muff***a in question, you ask? Well:
Steph is going to win his first Finals MVP trophy when this is over. He’s been a savage throughout the first 2 games so there’s no question that it’s his time. Dude had as many 3-pointers by himself as the Cavs did as a team. Even LeBron fans are saying he deserved it, even though their guy is the best player in the series. This should also cement Curry’s Finals legacy, as the Finals MVP trophy is the only big trophy he’s missing.
Ok guys, I got to wrap this up like Bron did that press conference, minus the man bag. I’ll leave you with a couple more memes I found, though:
And I got to save some for the next installment, but ya’ll get the gist. I’m OUT!!!
J2 wants you to know that Magneto was right…
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