So there I was… watching my DVR’d version of last night’s preseason game… when Patrick O’Bryant made a nice pass from the top of the key to Darius Miles under the basket. Darius isn’t quite as explosive as he once was… so instead of a 180 dunk… it was a bit of a soft lay in over the rim.
And then he did that alien-antenna thing.
Really Darius? You’re STILL doing that? Even after a career that might be described as sub-par… and as you try to reclaim the last few years of it as a role player on a championship team? You’re still going to showboat after a layup in a preseason game in which you were obviously rusty and winded?
People joked about whether they’d see him bust that thing out this season… because we all knew he didn’t have the audacity to do it.
Or so we thought.
I need some cheering up. Here’s Bill Walker, introducing himself to Theo Ratliff:
Herald: Anxious Darius Miles ahead | Giddens learns from the best | Preseason tour starts with loss at Mullins | Globe: Guardian Rivers gets assist(really Globe? 7:30 am after the Champs see their first action… and that’s all you have online? C’mon) | Telegram: Walker sparkles in loss | ESPN: Brand hopes to rekindle 76′ers-C’s rivalry | Ball Don’t Lie: Celtics preview (as only they can do it)