Mike is the player who reminds you of your child when he/she is reaching for something on the hot stove. You know the feeling, you can see the pain that will occur when that child touches the it.
We have spent two years with this type of reaction when Marra shoots. Hell, we reacted that was twice when Mike barely hit the backboard with 2 of his threes . You know, “Marra shoots (fans go NNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO).” When Mike shoots, there isn’t even need for a rim. The reason-the rim is never in play when he shoots. Either the ball winds up in the bottom of the net or it flies over the backboard.
With all of this being said-a Marracle occurred tonight. Did he cure disease? NO. Did he walk on water? NO. He simply performed a Marracle…Yes, the Marracle at Madison Square Garden! Marra was the best player on the court last night. The Marracle provided us the spark that was needed to win the game. Thanks to my man theoriginalmetaphor for coining this saying.
Here are the numbers:
22 points on 7-11 shooting (6-10 from three), 2-2 FTs, 2 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 2 Blocked Shots and 1 steal. Oh yeah, and many mentions about his ink on the ESPN broadcast. The announcers even gave his brothers tatoo shop a plug!