Joe Ingles Career High 34 Points/8 Threes Full Highlights (3/18/2021)

https://youtu.be/0SIKDBEAdXM Joe Ingles squeezed his eyes tighter shut and grimaced, having just been awoken by the sensation of one of his dogs licking him in the face. He mentally prepared to get out bed, thinking that he had overslept. The sun was already shining brightly into his bedroom, piercing through his closed eyelids, meaning it…

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P.J. Washington Career High 42 Points Full Highlights (2/28/2021)

https://youtu.be/RWjJBPgIGLI P.J. Washington turned over comfortably in his bed, searching out a cool spot on his pillow. Not finding one, he briefly opened his eyes so that he could flip the pillow over, thereby accessing an entire untouched expanse of coolness for his head to rest upon. When his eyes opened, they were dazzled by…

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Saddiq Bey Career High 30 Points/7 Threes Full Highlights (2/12/2021)

https://youtu.be/wePDBiF2PlM Opening his eyes from sleep to find a completely unexpected scene in front of him, Saddiq Bey’s first inclination was to close his eyes again. Perhaps when he opened them for a second time, he would be back in his bed like he expected, and he could pass off the brief glimpse into that…

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LaMelo Ball Career High 34 Points/8 Assists Full Highlights (2/5/2021)

https://youtu.be/6GHDX8p4jh4 LaMelo Ball awoke from his slumber only to come to the immediate conclusion that he had seamlessly transitioned from one dream into another. The place he was in was like no place he had been on Earth. A brightly shining sun, whose light was dampened by silver cloud cover, lent an otherworldly glow to…

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Nassir Little Career High 30 Points Full Highlights (2/1/2021)

https://youtu.be/gmVfSM-GKsY Nassir Little was sitting on a stone bench, strangely not feeling any sense of panic even though the situation definitely called for it. Many minutes prior, he had awoken in this strange place that seemed to go on forever. It was like a grand hall with no beginning and no end. The golden sunlight…

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Jarrett Allen 23 Points/5 Blocks Full Highlights (2/1/2021)

https://youtu.be/ni4POkyUAMA Jarrett Allen walked into the locker room and was received with a chorus of whoops and cheers. While it was not as ecstatic a celebration as had certainly occurred in that locker room after higher-profile wins, and there were no impromptu Gatorade baths to be found, the assembled Cavaliers players made sure that Allen’s…

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Immanuel Quickley Career High 31 Points Full Highlights (1/24/2021)

https://youtu.be/knzOpw2iuLo Lifting himself off the hard marble floor that he had unexpectedly been lying on, Immanuel Quickley looked around at his unfamiliar surroundings and quickly came to the conclusion that, wherever he was, it wasn’t anywhere that he was supposed to be. A grand hall, lined with towering cathedral-style windows, extended to the haze-shrouded horizon…

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Nickeil Alexander-Walker Career High 37 Points Full Highlights (1/13/2021)

https://youtu.be/2bXqwc5WcU0 Nickeil Alexander-Walker rolled over uncomfortably. Annoyingly, his bed seemed a lot more firm than he preferred. When multiple contortions of his body failed to result in any sort of comfort, he opened his eyes, and that was when he realized that he was no longer near his bed, his home, or even his planet….

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Thomas Bryant 28 Points/3 Blocks Full Highlights (12/31/2020)

https://youtu.be/-NUMPHJXoCo New Year’s Eve is not normally a big deal at the DownToBuck household. The most exciting thing I do is I go the supermarket, pick out a random flavor of juice-from-concentrate, and then mix it with Fresca to make a big bowl of punch. Then I sip the punch (which is decidedly non-alcoholic, by…

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 17 Points/1 Championship Full Highlights (10/11/2020)

In the months that followed my hiring as “janitorial shift manager” at the NBA headquarters, I laid low and did my assigned work without complaint. During all those lonely evenings, where I supervised a crew of four janitors but also selflessly undertook any cleaning projects that were exceptionally distasteful or onerous, I engaged in discreet…

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