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June 18, 2021

“If you have to eat sh–, best not to nibble. Bite, chew, swallow, repeat. It goes quicker.”

– Bud, The Walking Dead, Season 6

YOUR DENVER NUGGETS ARE ONE OF THE FAVORITES TO WIN THE NBA TITLE, WITH THE PLAY OF…

Ouch. Well, I mean, they might still survive it if they…

Oh. Well, that’s just the starting backcourt, maybe if…

Oof. Damn. And Monte Morris’ hamstring injury was so under-the-radar, there’s not even video.

Wow, okay, so no Nuggets. At least the Lakers…

Yikes, uh…


Geez, maybe the Nets?

Good grief…

Yow. Maybe the Jazz?

The Clippers?

Yikes. Sixers?

Um…

Bucks?

The Suns. At least the Suns have made it through…

Good. God.

In an NBA postseason that’s at a blistering and record-setting pace for injuries to their athletes, the players and their union are realizing that the league may have made them eat a rather sizable helping of sh– by turning them back around to a hurried and condensed 2021 season in such short order. Some saw it early on…

And some are calling it out just now, hopefully with their surgically repaired knee elevated.

But any way you slice it, there’s a lot of slicing and dicing in this season’s run to the NBA Finals. Rosters, limbs, and sanity are all seeing cuts. While the league sells itself as an international game that opens hearts, horizons, and borders, they may want to take a moment to alleviate the current view that their beloved product is simply just so much meat.

As many of the players press to come back from the dead and push their limping team to the Finals, there may be something the undead and the league offices could both use in bunches.

Brains.

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