I would post something neat or creative or funny, but I’m still stunned at the sight of Kendrick Perkins catching an alley-oop. I already saw that play when it happened, but the second time around is just as jarring. Perk’s supposed to catch, gather, gather some more, think about whether to shoot a layup or dunk, gather one more time, adjust his drawstring, tie his sneakers, tuck in his jersey, and THEN dunk the basketball. He’s not supposed to be catching alley-ooops in one fluid motion.
P.S. Check out Doc’s interview with WEEI this morning. He doesn’t say anything earth-shattering, but I like where his head’s at: “My biggest concern going into this year,” he revealed, “is that our guys think they can do what they did last year and get away with it. We got away with it. I don’t think it’s something you should build your team to do.”