Post-game memory wipe: the Zen of Basketball, Part 3
Probably not the last game we'll need this for
Please look directly into the light. It will simplify things immensely.
This seems so familiar. Have we been here before? HAVE YOU FLASHY-THINGED ME BEFORE?
Ryokan, a Zen master, lived the simplest kind of life in a little hut at the foot of a mountain. One evening a thief visited the hut only to discover there was nothing to steal.
Ryokan returned and caught him. "You have come a long way to visit me," he told the prowler, "and you should not return empty-handed. Please take my clothes as a gift."
The thief was bewildered. He took the clothes and slunk away.
Ryoken sat naked. "Poor fellow," he mused, "I wish I could have given him a 30 point lead at halftime like the Warriors."
Buddha said everything has Buddha-nature. Jo Ju said a thirty-point butt-kicking has no Buddha-nature. Which one is correct?
Jo Ju said, “Mu!” What does this mean?
I ask you, does a thirty-point butt-kicking have Buddha-nature?
Question: What is Buddha?
Answer: A thirty-point ass-whupping.
I watched every minute and was bored annoyed and disappointed. I mean: yuck. But guys, this is what it means to be a middling team, which we’ve been all season. Some nice wins, some close wins, some close losses, some humiliating defeats. All in more or less equal proportion. This is who the Dubs are. Wipe your tears at the end of Q4 and move on. Next game we will howl with joy at Steph’s theatrics. But I like this team a whole lot more than the consistently unwatchable 2019-2020 version.
What a damn roller coaster ride of a season. Can we either just suck for good or actually be good. None of this in between bull crap