Sometimes Your Celebration Can Be Your Downfall.

James Harden’s Rockets just lost to the San Antonio Spurs. The series went to 6 games and this is the #2 vs. the #3 seed that NBA fans just watched play each other so it is not as if anything abnormal was the outcome of this series. The Spurs have been knocking teams out of the playoffs for 20 years. However, it is not so much that they lost… It’s how they lost.

 

This man averaged 29.1 points, 8.1 rebounds, 11.2 assists and, is an MVP contender and only made 2 shots in an elimination game. There is only one explanation for this.

 

The history of Lil B ‘cursing’ athletes goes back to him cursing Kevin Durant for calling him a trash rapper. He then proceeded to ‘curse’ Durant leading to him having let down after let down in the playoffs.

According to Lil B, the only way to lift it was to play him one-on-one. He was in the gym training, too. However, things took a turn when Kevin Durant chose to go to the Golden State Warriors as a free agent in the last off-season. Lil B is somewhat of a Bay Area legend and his favorite basketball team happens to be his hometown Golden State Warriors. That being said, it would be hard for Lil B to keep the curse on him (Durant) now.

So whether you agree that he believes it was just time for the curse to be lifted, that the team that Durant is on is too talented for him to not win a ring or, that he lifted it because he is a Warriors fan, the point is that it is gone for Kevin Durant. James Harden is on the Rockets, though.

 

James Harden does a very famous stirring the pot motion after he makes a big play, typically a 3 point shot. This dance has become known as the cooking dance. The reason that it is known as the cooking dance is because he looks as if he’s cooking when he does it, he has probably been ‘cooking’ on the court beforehand, and it looks exactly like the infamous cooking dance that Lil B popularized in 2009. When this was brought up to James Harden, he denied even knowing who Lil B was. But…

 

James Harden has come up short in elimination games in the playoffs for at least the past 2 years. He is coming off of the best season in his career but, it ended like this. It makes no sense. However, despite how you feel about the situation or Lil B as an artist or whatever; whether you question is powers to speak life or metaphorical death on all those who think they are going to not acknowledge him, there is a lesson to be learned here.

Always give credit, where credit is due.

 

Paul Robinson