Never Been More Proud....

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  1. Bigstrads

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    Good morning brothers,

    I am going to be late for work......because I nervously woke up this morning and decided to watch my source of highlights whilst eating my breakfast instead of waiting until I got home.

    The highlights I can get hold of is only a 15 minute or so key play package but I have spent nearly an hour and half watching post game and analysis because I have never witnessed or felt a more awe inspiring thing in my sports watching life.

    I am also making myself even more late as I simply could do NOTHING else other than come here to share my thoughts and feelings with my brothers.

    Lets bookmark the fact that we just pulled off a dynasty, 3-peat and season saving win, by 1 point, with a ridiculous against the tide last gasp run and defensive stop (thank you for the time out's, that ended your momentum and gave us a chance to re-group after losing the lead, Nurse).

    What has affected me INFINITELY more than that this morning.......is the reaction of our key people (well, those who were doing media after the game) to KD's injury.

    I mean who has EVER seen a GM come into an official post game conference and cry like that? for THAT reason?.....that was the first post game thing I watched after the game and that set me off having to watch more as I just had to honour this moment of pure humility, respect, love and friendship from a GM to one of HIS GUYS.

    The fact there was no mention of the game, it was all about KD, the fact he wanted to nip any questions of who may to be blame for perhaps KD coming back to soon right away, and the fact of course he wanted the blame for that to go nowhere than arrive as feet.

    Then I watched DeMarcus' post game interview.......and if anyone EVER wanted to find out what he is all about, and also why he is mis-understood......all you will ever need to watch is this interview. The man is far to honest and emotionally invested for this league, and this world.

    "Boogie, what do you think of those that questioned KD's heart for not coming back sooner"......Answer = "Fuck them.......fuck em". :D

    Then I watched Klay sit there and talk about KD and how everyone is feeling for and about him, barely paying attention to the monumental win he was just a part of.

    And then I watched Steph.......this is where I started crying. Ha ha.

    To see him, with visible glassy eyes where he had clearly been crying - confirmed via the fact that someone showed him the video of Myers interview, which made him burst into tears and then go to FIND Myers to give him a hug - and to struggle through this interview due to the emotion of what he was feeling for his brother, just finished me off.

    The fact he sat there, like Klay, like DeMarcus, like Myers, virtually entirely concerned and effected by KD - when he should have been receiving and basking in all kinds of praise for his and the teams performance - just finishes any fucking question that this is the best TEEEEEAAAAAAMMMMM of all time.

    Never have I felt so proud of people I have never met, and all because on the biggest stage, at the most crucial moment of a year of so much hard work and dedication, to stave off elimination on the road in a hostile as hell building.........they all chose to focus on what was REALLY important, which was an unequivocal, with no ego, with selfless natural love and respect, expression of sadness for their brothers situation.

    * Side Note of Respect and Thanks * - Thank you Kyle Lowly and Serge for telling your ass hat fans to shut the fuck up in the middle of your own floor.

    There is loads more I had flying around my head here, and I will check in later on for sure......but one final thing I will say.......given that Friday is not only what it is in terms of our season, not only is it the last ever game at our beloved Oracle Arena (shit, that made cry again.....) but mostly because of what happened last night and how it has affected me this morning.......I am gonna get the coffee going at about 1:00am on Friday night and watch this game live, with whoever and how many of you choose to spend on here whilst its happening.

    Im thinking a CLASSIC WRT GAME THREAD!!!!??? just like the old days, just like many of us got to properly know each other, and most importantly to honour Oracle.

    Dont worry Xbay, I will make the Game Thread. :p

    Ohh, one more thing........I am seeing Bada in 8 days time!!!! ha ha, if you dont know how that is possible then I will tell all later.

    Love and kisses to you all! :)
     
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    Right on time with a classic bigs post!!!! Man... i have more to respond, but have a busy workday ahead. But its great to hear from you and damn, i felt it too.. what a team..what a brotherhood.
     
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    Worst scenario possible you ask? How about KD to opt in next season as he rehabs his Achilles.
     
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    Depending on severity he could play next season. Kobe rehabbed his in 200 and some odd days. That would put KD’s return at Feb-March 2020. Perfect.
     
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    Not gonna add much because I've been posting in other threads about the game... Just want to say that any Bigs sighting is a good sighting, mate!
     
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    Nice Bigs!!
     
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    Hey fellas,

    Im not gonna make it Im afraid......absoLUTELY shattered, and keep nodding off here trying to will myself to stay awake.

    Had a rough few days - almost literally from the point of coming on here and professing that I would do something for me for a change in staying up and watching the game.

    Tuesday my business partner went to see our accountant and came back with a load of news/confirmations of multiple worst fears, all culminating in the high likelihood I will lose my business I have poured literally everything I have into the last few years - that was a 14 hour work day.

    Wednesday (my "day off") I was making lots of phone calls in the morning and then went up to London to support my mother with my dying father.

    Then today, trying to react to the potential of having to close my business and lose everything by the end of this month.......I quite literally taught myself to be accountant today and did the job of my own accountant (as I desperately need my accounts to paint a precise picture of where Im at but cant afford to pay them to do it) and after 12 hours.......I finished them!......in the process painting a better picture of where Im at, so that is a positive at least.

    Then I met Jen for dinner for 4 hours after work, got home about 22:15 and realised I had left my door keys in the shop.......so had to get a cab BACK to the shop to get them so I could actually get in my own home!!

    So yeah......a super duper few days from the point of feeling some positivity and motivation to do something for me, that is fun and akin to me having some kind of life......awesome sauce.

    Im gonna try and watch as much as I can, might even set an alarm to time it so I get woken up (after I probably pass out in half an hour) near the end so I can see how this rollercoaster shakes out.

    Love y'all! See ya on the other side for game 7 hopefully!!
     
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    sigh... so much hope in that message...
     
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    Well, f*ck.

    I'm sorry to read everything you're going through, Bigs. Give my best to your mom, mate. You're all going through a lot and you gotta stay together to endure these bad times. But it will pass and everything will get better.

    Although, at this point, I guess it's better not to talk too much about the game here, I guess...
     
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    Sorry for your pain Bigs, but please know that your brothers here love you, and want nothing but the best for you and your family!
     
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    Thanks fellas, really appreciate it and glad I have manged to share some stuff with you.

    Unfortunately, these are the tiniest of tips of the iceberg that has been the mammoth object sinking my existence the last few years........just simply the current/latest kicks to the teeth.

    As for the game, well fuck.......that couldnt have gone much worse could it? I mean losing for starters but most importantly and overshadowing the whole basketball situation is Klay.

    Losing him as well for presumably the entirety of next season, clearly resigning him and having KD opt into his deal and sit out the year.....doesnt exactly leave us much in the way of options to sign anyone who could in any way contribute what we are losing in those two.

    This off season and next season is obviously going to be an incredibly interesting one......
     

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