Read Dr. LIC on Stuckey. Pray for Amir. But also stop, reverse gears, and help me free my mind from the nettles of inquiry that so currently ensnare it.
I asked this in comments sections, and no one answered. So courtesy of The Sporting Blog, here's the isolated video.
Thank you. Help!
Another thing: I've caught some hell this season, mostly from Celtics fans, for insisting that Garnett's less exciting now that he's less ostensibly insane, unchained, and limitless. During these playoffs, I've come to the conclusion that, as his outbursts become more and more sporadic, and thus more weighty and causal, he actually does start seeming like a madman. Before, it was a style, a tone, a non-stop conduit for strong feelings about basketball and life. He let it all out all the time, and damn it, if that looked nuts to the world, they just didn't see like he did.
Now, when he gets bug-eyed, smacks someone or something, or uses expletives like his own kind of play-by-play, it's troubling. Something set him off, and what comes out is, in its isolation and novelty, disturbing. If you only ever paid attention to Sheed or Stephen Jackson's tempers, you might feel the same way about them. But in each of their case, there's personality all the rest of the time. Garnett's personality used to be pure intensity. Now, these moments come across as flare-ups, a negative he can't contain. It's a guy at the office flipping out one day, not the prophet just waiting for the world to catch up with his message.
UPDATE: This is the best thing in the history of the universe.