4.21.2007

Camp David Stunts



So now I've seen that McGrady/SAS interview clip twice. The first time, I was all set to compose an ode (another one) to T-Mac's humanity. Him and KG are the only two athletes whose interviews are essential to getting their legends. And since I was wondering this week who would get blamed for an early Rockets exit, it was nice to get his take on it. If you missed it, McGrady insists it's his team, and it's on him and him alone if the Rockets don't advance.

The second time, though, I noticed that McGrady's not just adamant—he's pissed. Not clear if it's at himself, at Smith for doubting his sincerity, or more broadly at the existential gorge his postseason career has been. With KG, there's never been any doubt that he was giving it his all. At worst, Garnett's run of fizzles can be taken as evidence of the second banana theory. T-Mac, though is always dogged by criticism on account of his attitude and injuries. The first one is grossly misread, the latter is totally not his fault, but they've made his loser's predicament both more insidious and arguably more profound than that of KG or, say, Iverson.

Whatever McGrady's overcome with or lashing out at, at the very end of what they're showing he's getting up in a huff. If this isn't a Rosetta Stone for League of Psychology, I don't know what is.



Please keeping checking back at FreeDarko throughout the weekend. If we posted four times a day as a March Madness joke, just imagine what we're capable of with our palms stretched upward. For instance, my first post from today.

6 Comments:

At 4/21/2007 7:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Luol Deng, yo.

 
At 4/21/2007 10:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Free Joey Crawford....

 
At 4/22/2007 1:02 AM, Blogger The Electric Zarko said...

That intensity was showing through today, with McGrady hitting that ridiculous 3 at the top of the arc and then grimacing in delight like he had tendons all up in his teeth.

I don't know what the fuck was up with the Jazz though, Fisher hit those threes to make it a game and they just feel asleep and let the game end and nobody talked about it. Weird.

 
At 4/22/2007 2:07 AM, Anonymous the racoon said...

T-Maud'dib!!!

 
At 4/22/2007 2:11 AM, Blogger Pearson said...

When Derek Fisher fucked up that three on NONE fast break, that sound you heard was Dee Brown's head exploding, wondering how he wasn't on the court with Deron and Luther.

 
At 4/22/2007 7:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Missing a 3 on 0 layup on national tv is tough. Bill Walton doesn't play either, he called Fisher out on the spot...

 

Post a Comment

<< Home