Nick Young of the Los Angeles Lakers during the game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on April 6, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
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Basketball is a form of knowledge. Sometimes I compare basketball skill to war weapons. Think about war weapons through history. In the beginning, if people wanted to knock down some big towns they needed those big machines, like catapults, and they were huge. Consider that they are centers. And then came the fire guns. When the fire guns first came out how big were they? [Motions with his hands] They were huge. And then they became smaller and smaller, and now the pistol is only that size [shows the size of his palm]. That is the skill and shape of a player, you see. The first nuclear weapons, the first missiles were so big, but now, they can be very small. Consider a player’s skill and body like a weapon. The weapon has gone from huge to small, but their damage is the same or even greater now. The point guards are the smaller and more powerful weapon nowadays. And they are mobilized. More mobile. Easy to transport, easy to ship somewhere, easy to sneak into somewhere like cutting into the lane.
— Yao Ming, comparing basketball skills to ballistic weapons. I miss Yao Ming. (via avinashkunnath)
Hayley Orrantia as Erica Goldberg in The Goldbergs
Me trying to avoid my responsibilities
Last month, I met David Cho and Bill Simmons. This month, I’m making gifs for Zach Lowe. !!!!!!!!!
The Goldbergs 1x13 “The Other Smother”