could we add a topic category of basketball to this thread please?
So, I did not want to diminish the incumbent Bay Area enthusiasm for the Warriors and Steph...but, I have been cheering on the Raptors mostly because I like underdog stories...and, the Raptors storyline is rich.
That being said, with all the excitement of Durant playing last night and then getting injured, I guess the assumed verdict that Curry is truly a Master of his craft leaves no dispute by anyone. Durant is great. Klay Thompson is impeccable with his outside shots. But, I would subscribe that Curry is like that premium $4500 steak you order on the Las Vegas Strip. No seasoning required. Just organic superiority.
After last nights game another aspect I appreciate is when true sportsman can see beyond their competitive natures and feel the angst of losing Durant....for, maybe the rest of his career. Hope not, but, as Payton Manning discovered....coming back after some major injuries can be done but does it diminish your overall legacy? It was painful to watch Payton in his last year on the field.
I love the story line of Gasol really being part of the Memphis family and how another Jurassic Park has grown in Memphis.
But, mostly I love in this world of super-sized and over-sized egos (hey, I love showmanship as well) that two pretty humble guys (Curry and Leonard) are showing professional sports that being talented, hard working and being a sportsman is still a good thing.
I remember seeing some Grand Slam matches between Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal and you either wanted both to win or neither to lose. The epitome of why I love true sports competition vs. corporate boy-bands.