I speak from personal experience here: when the Bucks lose an important game (like a playoff game), my fragile psyche simply doesn’t allow itself to think about the loss in any way, shape, or form. It’s a defense mechanism to stave off the inexorable progress of insanity. Avoiding all media outlets for a minimum of six hours is required to prevent the final, catastrophic shattering of my mind.
So if there are any Raptors fans watching this video right now, in the immediate aftermath of a demoralizing loss to the Celtics that leaves them down 0-2 in the series, I have to ask: why do you torment yourself like this? And how did you build up the mental fortitude necessary to withstand torment of this magnitude? What secrets of self-mastery did you learn? Can you be my life coach?
As far as I’m concerned, this video isn’t for Raptors fans, at least not right now. Raptors fans already saw everything in this video. No, this video is for the general NBA viewer who maybe didn’t catch the whole game, or who never catches any games at all and consumes the league solely through my highlight videos (you are a man of refined taste, I see). In that case, watching OG “Anoby Dark’ness Dementia Raven Way” Anunoby have his best-ever playoff game, divorced from the soul-crushing context of the loss, is a real treat. He dunks! He shoots threes! He does a spinning layup that made Pascial Siakam green with envy! If you aren’t a Raptors fan this is great! If you are a Raptors fan this is pain!