Let This GIF of Lance Stephenson’s Missed Dunk Serve as a Metaphor for the Pacers’ Postseason (GIF)

Lance Stephenson wedgie dunk

The Pacers have had a pretty tough go of it from the end of their regular season into the postseason. So it should come as no surprise that their “comeback” tonight, to only lose by 10 after trailing by significantly more during most of the game, is actually considered a small success as they circle the drain.

So, without further ado, let’s give you a metaphor for the Pacers (or any #1 seed, really) squandering a golden opportunity against a fledgling franchise as they snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

Here’s the video:

And here it is in GIF form:

In the battle of Lance Stephenson vs. The Open Basket, the basket wins. Then gloats.

While this works as a metaphor, it also serves as a pretty good example of why you go hard to the hole. Because when you don’t, you confuse yourself and meet halfway between a “dunk” and a “layup,” causing you to lay the ball right into the back of the rim…where it sits…and waits…judging you…and your team.

So let this serve as two lessons:

  1. If the good lord blessed you with the ability to dunk, do it.
  2. If you’re lucky enough to have the best record in the East and get the golden ticket through Atlanta, make sure you don’t lose the series to them. It angers Larry Bird.

Hat Tip – [@cjzero]

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