We’ve rounded into the final straightaway, home plate is in view, the two-minute warning has sounded, whatever. Almost there. Things are slow and those precious, precious losses unsure. Still, we soldier on. Soundtrack.
Ron Baker has his homeboys at The World’s Most Famous Arena...
...and also there is brunch because he may be from Kansas but he’s a New Yorker now.
(Admission: I don’t know anything about brunching habits in Kansas. Maybe they brunch all the time on the prairie. Probably.)
Sasha Vujacic was happy to be back in LA...
...but the real hot tip is for Salt Lake City. Veneto’s! Now you know!
(Really like to imagine Sasha talking to Kuz & Marshall about wine lists. Someone has to pick up Amar’e’s slack.)
Mindaugas Kuzminskas is remembering (possibly wistfully) a simpler time...
...although NY still seems to be treating Cheese well:
Carmelo Anthony comes back to his hometown (tell the world I’m coming home I’m coming home...)
Willy Hernangomez is saluting his Spanish homie...
...and his Latvian brother:
Speaking of brothers, Justin Holiday has one!
Lance Thomas with a reminder that he’s a champion.
Maurice Ndour with a reminder that he’s Senegalese...
Happy Independence Day to Everybody,especially to all Senegalese living overseas, far from their families and out there trying to provide for them. Our country is what makes us strong. The values that we inherited help us navigate through the ups and downs. One Nation One Goal One Faith. Mais les gars, est-ce qu'on est vraiment independent??? Le système babylonien est toujours présent!! Diom, fouleu ak fayda Dieuf dieul, niak ndiarignou Ben baram, diokhogn la Diouromi baram nak nian la. Na niou fass diom liguey bayi tog di khar. Beyal sa tol way sama wadji. JE VOUS AIMES MES COMPATRIOTES SENEGALAIS #senegalindependenceday #4avril #57years #stillgoingstrong #arewereallyindependent #systemebabylonien #toohotfidem #natureboy #senegal #africa #wolof #serer #toucouleur #diola #peulh #bambara #django #socé #bedick #sarakholé #mandingue #nieupbenlaniou
...and also hard as hell.
Marshall Plumlee with a reminder of the Alamo...
...and that he is the biggest, dorkiest Plumlee possible. And I mean that in a good way!
Lastly, Courtney Lee with an amazing free underwear promo shot on the plane home:
Get that underwear, boys! (And girl)
One week to go. It’s hard to do these things alone. Just hold on.