The first double digit slate of NBA games were tonight and League Pass has their usual free trial 1st week. Between that AND the thrilling Game 7 of the World Series, it was all a lot of awesome to consume.
Starting off the night was the earliest game of the night — Milwaukee visiting Charlotte for the latter’s first official game as the Hornets again. The honey comb floor and the teal jerseys were so lovely to watch (moreso than the Knicks playing offense and defense, that’s for sure). On top of the beautiful aesthetics, the Hornets came back from 24 points in the 2nd half to force overtime, then eventually get the win.
A big reason: Cardiac Kemba!
Above, his game-tying 3 with a second remaining — a pretty, high-arcing shot that you were definitely rooting to go in, and also had the feeling that it actually was.
Below, at the end of overtime, Kemba channels his UConn stepback to beat the shot clock and ultimately win the game with 5 seconds remaining. Ice cold.
This is not even the best part though. Watch the IG to see MJ’s emphatic fist pump reaction below.
UPDATE: A 2K15 superfan already, brilliantly, re-created the game-winner.
BONUS: Miami Heat rookie James Ennis with a Dunk of the Year candidate that may just hold up all season.
And… D ROSE BACK!