Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Losing With Dignity

It's been a great couple of days for individual performances by 'Hawks alumni. Keith Freeze scored 39 points in the D League championship game Saturday, Kirk had 29 and 7 assists against the Heat on Monday, and last night Drew Gooden (sporting the fashionable Muslim cleric look) shot 11 for 12, scoring 24 and clearing 16 boards against Washington.

Unfortunately, all three of them lost their respective games.

On the other side of the coin, ex-KU 3-point specialist Billy Thomas was on the winning side in the Washington-Cleveland game, but showed up in the highlights only as the victim of one of the greatest blocks I've ever seen. Billy put up what he thought was a wide-open layup, but Lebron James materialized from behind, blocked the shot and palmed it, all in the same motion and all using only one hand. If the Cavs had won the game, they'd be showing that play in highlight reels for decades.

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