One could say that Mario Hezonja was in the… ZONE-ja tonight!
I can’t believe that I never thought of that particular pun before. It’s been staring me in the face for all these four (actually three apparently) seasons and it took one of the Magic commentators saying it for me to realize its existence. Congrats, Magic commentator dude (David? Or the other one? If one of them’s not noticeably bad I can’t tell the members these commentator teams apart). You said something that was so good that I copied it verbatim and pretended it was my own witticism.
That line was the secondary high-point of this video. The primary high-point was Hezonja blocking the bejeezus out of Kyle O’Quinn (or KOQ, pronounced “cock”) and letting him know about it. Vocally. KOQ is a notorious trash-talker and just talker in general on the court, so I’m sure he was fine with it. They were teammates, after all.
And maybe they can be teammates again! The Knicks would be a nice landing spot for Hezonja, although my criteria of “any team that is not the Magic” is, admittedly, lax.