With the biggest props from game 4 of the Western Conference Finals going to Russell Westbrook and his triple double, I wanted to write about the play of Steve Adams, some of the stuff that doesn’t make the postgame barrage of highlights. However, I ran into problems coming up with a title that would set up the list of of Adams clips I wanted to share with you. Thus–with props to John Keats for providing a model I could follow–this “Ode to Steven Adams’ Game Four” was born:
Thou ponytailed big man,
practitioner of the baby hook
Long jump shots are sweet,
but long jump shots blocked are sweeter
Let them grab your jersey,
Nothing will deny you from at least a tip
Curry so dangerous on the screen and roll
but your big mitt got a piece
Reggie Miller, voice of TNT, say’st,
You look like Arvydas Sabonis with the long pass.
I think you must have played dodge ball.
Adams throws a strike