By now, you've probably heard all about Zach Randolph's latest bastardization of basketball
. (For further reading, go to ClipperBlog
or see Bill Simmons' A dumbfounding night in the 'Dumbleavy Era'
.) It boggles the mind and bends the imagination. So what's the deal? Is Randolph selfish, stupid, or just a hopelessly overconfident SWAC
Or...could it be that we're looking at this whole situation the wrong way? Maybe Z-Bo perceives the world in a way we can't comprehend. Perhaps Zach got caught in an Intrinsic Field Subtractor -- ala Dr. Manhatten
from The Watchmen
-- and became a kind of a quantum NBA player, and his corresponding inability to perceive time in a linear fashion has caused him to grow increasingly distant from his team, the league and humanity in general. And that kind of cold and remorseless indifference would certainly explain his bizarre shot selection
Labels: bizarre shot selection, gratuitous comic book references, Mike Dunleavy Sr., The Watchmen, Zach Randolph