He Is Here
Just yesterday, I alluded to my love/hate relationship with Sam Cassell, but after last night's post-game interview, he is solidified as one of my favorite players of all time. Before Mark Jones or whoever could get a word in to ask cliched questions about the play of Quinton Ross, the importance of a Game 7, "What did you do differently tonight," Sam yelled, "FIRST OF ALL, YOU GOTTA LOVE IT, BABY. YOU GOTTA LOVE IT." Like, everybody shut the fuck up for a second. Let's focus here. The Clippers, are going to play an important Game 7, and I'm taking time out to pause on that for just one second, in between countless shots of a bloated Billy Crystal and boring-ass soundbites from Raja Bell and Elton Brand about how they're finally getting time to shine on the big stage.
Sam Cassell is the most honest figure in the entire league. When the question about "What does Game 7 mean" came up, Sam again said, "YOU GOTTA LOVE IT BABY" and proceeded to tell dude that they were gonna have fun with it. Yes, that appeals to my most Benji sensibilities. Sam Cassell loves this game.