Is Kent Bazemore clutch for scoring eight points in the fourth and final overtime period of this game, or is he anticlutch for only scoring two points in the rest of the overtimes combined? Maybe he decided that he was so clutch that it would be unfair to the Knicks for him to take any shots in the first three overtimes, but then got so frustrated with his teammates’ inability to put the game away that he broke his own rule and went bananas in the fourth.
One thing we can say for sure is that nobody cares whether the Bazed God was clutch or not, because nobody cares about him period. He did his personal brand some favors by coming up big in this game, but in the end it won’t matter. He could hit five game-winners in a row (maybe even in the same game) and the folks at ESPN would scratch their nuts and wonder out loud “who is Kent Bazemore?” while the internet at large did something similar.
I would try to start a viral hashtag to raise Bazed God awareness (#420BazeIt sounds pretty good) but, to be honest, I can’t muster up enough care in my body to go through with such a time-consuming plan. I already spent too much time making this video and writing this description. I’m not going to spend any more precious time trying to get another social media campaign off the ground.