One of the best things about technology is that anyone can be a hero. Anyone can be famous. It might be for a day, for an hour, maybe the lucky ones get a week, but in the end it doesn’t really matter how long…only that it happened. Drake‘s 15 minutes might’ve started an hour ago, but for the average person, celebrity status is only a video click away.
In Style Points here on The Drop, we’re constantly reiterating that it’s not about what you do but how you do it. Make a highlight? That’s cool. Do it against your former team in the world’s most famous arena? That’s even better. That’s going next level. Like J.R. Smith did recently. That’s a perfect segue into this week’s action, which once again features Jamal Crawford.
The Clippers’ sixth man sports the most wicked handle in the L, and seems to find his way onto this list every week. That makes it all the more impressive, considering defenders know what he wants to do and yet they still can’t stop it. This time, it was poor Patty Mills who got left out on an island by himself. The result wasn’t pretty.
I’d say that was the most incredible example of ball-handling recently if it wasn’t for the tape that leaked of Stephen Curry as an eighth grader, throwing up some of the nastiest moves I’ve ever seen out of a young’n. I thought I was pretty good as an eighth grader, but this dude had the skill level of a high school senior. Just crazy — it makes sense that he’s now become an electrifying player in the NBA.
And then there was Russell Westbrook, who put on a show for the ages throughout February.
In this week’s edition of Style Points: Stephen Curry Was a Boss in 8th Grade; Russell Westbrook Should Be the NBA’s MVP.
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