Most of the talk on the street today is about Preston Lemaster’s great game last night and how it represented the fulfillment of a life-long dream. But the second biggest topic was Patrick Sparks’ ridiculous block of an Ole Miss player in the second half. For those of you who didnt see it, Sparks got a clean, hand on ball block, while facing his man with the shot clock running down. This was not an off-side block when the guy wasnt looking, but occured when Patrick looked his man in the face and said, “you will NOT sky over me.”
It reminded me of a scene in “Real World/Road Rules challenge” when Beth from Real World Season 2 in LA won a round of the gauntlet. Beth had no athletic ability whatsoever and thus when she was selected for the gauntlet it was assumed, like when Patrick went up for the block, that she had no chance. Yet she defied the odds, won the Gauntlet, and like Patrick, swatted her detractors away.
And I guarantee you that you wont get a Beth from Real World/Patrick Sparks comparison in any other recap of the game.