Dirk had a ridiculous single-footed step-back bank-shot tongue wag that’s only possible when you’ve got top dawg status. Dave Jacobi of Grantland said when Dirk came in for an interview during all-star game weekend, he [metaphorically] unfurled his dick right on the table; basically, winning an NBA title gives you a lot of confidence. After Nowizki’s game-winner, Hedo had a chance from 3, and Ryan Andersen had a point-blank shot to win it that went long.
Chris Paul found an opening to the basket and hit a game-winning lay-up. You can see him make the crossover to his right and seal off J.J. Hickson as he just goes straight for the bucket and uses his body to protect the ball from Hickson’s block attempt.
“The fact that he reached out to me,” Federico said. “The fact that he took the time to meet with me in his insanely busy schedule … He’s just a wonderful, humble person. He didn’t have to do that, especially after everything had kind of died down for the most part.
“We talked more about matters of faith [and] reconciliation. We talked about our shared Christian values and what we’re both trying do with this situation … We didn’t talk about the headline for more than three minutes.”—