Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Adam Morrison: His First Truly Legendary Night in the NBA

This was the night Adam Morrison fans were waiting for. On the road in Minnesota, Adam went scoreless in the first half, then went into the zone and scored 26 points in the second half to lead the Bobcats to victory. 4 or 5 of his baskets would have impressed any NBA player in history. The Charlotte players on the sidelines were going crazy as one after another tough shot dropped. This will make all the sports shows(At least it would have before Dwayne Wade got hurt), but I'll add my personal twist. I called my comedian friend Troy in Florida - one of the many who didn't see the greatness here - and told him about it. The beauty of it all? Troy is a Minnesota guy.
Next I'll call my former band-mate Charlie who plays the National Anthem at various games around Spokane, including for Gonzaga. He was the one who got me to take more than a passing interest in the Zags last year. It's cool when the musician you've known since college is involved in the game.

This is the performance that will convince a lot of doubters around the league. There are many great players, but only a few have this kind of drama - only a few are stars. This was Adam Morrison's first legendary night in the NBA.

3 Comments:

At 10:53 PM, Anonymous butch said...

Bill,

Timing is everything. Your boy Morrison had his breakout game on a day when the Blazers' Aldridge went 9-12 for 18 pts and two block shots. The guy was clutch. I think Morrison will be a fine player, but the Blazers definitely made the correct decision in the draft. Aldridge was hitting 18-20 fts as well as Morrison does, but his +6" height in the paint was altering Laker shots all night.

But hey, if Morrison is gay, I support his right to be married.

 
At 11:24 PM, Blogger Bill McDonald said...

I happened to be flipping around but it wasn't Aldridge who upstaged Morrison. It was Dwayne Wade's horrible looking injury judging from how badly he was in pain. You know it's bad when you hurt your shoulder and it hurts so much you can't walk.
Also there's Manute Ginobli with 40 for the Spurs and the trade deadline.
But they were running clear-outs for Morrison and he delivered. It was excellent.

 
At 11:40 PM, Blogger Jack Bog said...

Bonzi's still around. He looked good for Houston, including swishing a 70-plus-footer as the third quarter ended.

 

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