June 17, 2021

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 2 comments

Between the last two days, I am starting to think people with the initials KD (or Kd, I suppose) are preternaturally good at sports.

posted by yerfatma at 08:06 PM on June 17, 2021

As I was watching Durant's Game 5 performance, I kept thinking back to rookie Magic Johnson's historic 42 point show filling in at center for the injured Kareem in Game 6 of the 1980 Finals.

Magic is a legend, but the two games aren't in the same planetary orbit. Magic wowed people, exceeded expectations, and cemented his place in the league, but Durant was utterly wizardly and transcendent. On another level.

What I love about watching De Bruyne is the growth in his depth of presence on the pitch. He used to be a weapon. Now he's a force.

posted by beaverboard at 09:31 PM on June 17, 2021

You're not logged in. Please log in or register.