The “Wha—wha—what did Manu Just Do?!?!” Stage
…the ball went through Norris Cole’s legs.
It literally took a second to register. I had no idea what happened. I thought Manu had made the ball apparate, or maybe made it transport, or maybe split the space-time continuum — I had no freakin’ idea.
It wasn’t until I looked at the replay that I saw conclusive proof of what I suspected: Manu had just nutmegged Norris Cole.
Nutmegs happen in soccer.
They simply don’t happen in basketball. At least not to people that are 10-15 feet away running at full speed. And especially not to people with impeccable flat-tops (here’s to your amazing hair, Norris Cole).
What Manu Ginobili did is almost physically impossible. If you tried doing this 100 times, 1,000 times, hell, 10,000 times — you might get it once, if you’re lucky.
Then again, physics? What the f