I have the clearest memory of the day Bismack Biyombo was drafted 7th overall by the Charlotte Hornets. The announcer covering the draft, amid boos and scratching scalps, tried desperately to define his game.
The final definition: “A work in progress. Raw.”
Last night, Biyombo created his own ‘work in progress’ with a ‘raw’ attempt at a pass or a move or a…watch JaVale McGee’s reaction to it.
The move is a mix between an NBA forward and a cook burning his hand on a hot plate. I get images of my daughter’s future Nutcracker recital, or a sparkle fingered pose by Richard Simmons.
The best part is the way Biyombo stares down at the ball, like it’s a rebellious puppy. Like he has no control over the situation.
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