Also, thanks to Henry Abbot for the link. I can pretty much guarantee that’s the only time I’ll ever be quoted on ESPN.com, let alone quoted anywhere next to Sherman Alexie. If you love basketball and don’t already regularly check TrueHoop, you are likely a dangerous moron and should probably be hunted down by the government. Save yourself and read it already.
Thank you for being a beast in the first four games of the playoffs. I couldn’t be happier that you came to Sacramento in a contract year. If our friends Mr. Petrie and the Maloofs reach an agreement to bring you back next season, I hope you bring the same intensity. We love it. That’s why we chanted your name at the game tonight.
Please do not make us compare you to Jerome James next year. It would warm our hearts to discover this outstanding play had nothing to do with the pursuit of a big ol’ check.
P.S. I really wish the nicknames “The Bonz” or “Arthur Bonzarelli” had stuck. It would have been so awesome if everyone in the crowd yelled “eeeyyyyyy” every time you made a shot.
Dear Kevin Martin,
When some people said you should never ever see minutes in the playoffs, I defended you. I knew you had the quickness, tenacity and skills to make a positive impact.