Things aren’t going so well for the Miami Heat in Game 5.
It’s the second quarter and the Heat have been trailing all game (the Indiana Pacers took a 23-19 lead after the first quarter). Then Birdman decides to go on a mini-basketball rampage, and unloads his frustration out on Tyler Hansbrough (poor Tyler Hansbrough — it’s been a rough year: first he has to defend his brother’s honor, then he takes a Will Bynum sucker punch to the nuts, and now this).
I would make some
clever lame pun combining “Psycho T” (Tyler Hansbrough’s nickname when he played for North Carolina) and how Chris Andersen went psycho and got T’d up, but like I said, it’d be a lame pun. And nobody likes lame puns, unless you’re a contestant in the O. Henry World Pun Championship (you think I’m joking, but I’m not).
Oh, right. Back to basketball.
There are two takeaways from what happened:
A. How the hell did Birdman not get ejected? (Not that I’m complaining…) But he incapacitated Hansbrough with an elbow that looked like something out of Halo 6: NBA Edition. And then he goes nose-to-nose with “Psycho T” — as if to make damn sure the guy he just mauled got the message — I’m pretty sure Hansbrough got the message.
B. I guess this is reason #1562 why you should never get Chris Andersen really really really upset (if the hairdo and the tattoos weren’t enough advance warning…along with the fact that he’s 6’10” and at least 275 pounds), because a pissed-off Birdman is a Birdman ready to destroy anybody in his path, and in the second quarter of Game 5 in the Eastern Conference Playoffs, “that guy” was Tyler Hansbrough.
Sorry we’re not sorry.
(In other news, Birdman, please don’t get ejected — at least not when the Heat are losing by four at halftime).