If Aaron Gray leads your team in points, it’s probably a safe assumption that you’re not going to win the game.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I was happy for good old “50 Shades” tonight; it was great to see him pull down 10 boards and grab a couple of steals to go along with his 22 points. But in the final minutes of the game, as another Raptors loss was winding down, Gray lost himself a bit.
Golden State’s Harrison Barnes, who’s been on a bit of a dunking spree lately, took an open lane for a monstrous dunk. Gray, with insane visions of somehow blocking Barnes, ran right into his path, like a clueless fat kid running into traffic to catch the ice cream truck. The whole thing happened in slow motion, and I was sure that one or both players would be leaving on a stretcher. Take a look:
Thankfully, all that was hurt was Gray’s pride, and instead of ending up in an emergency room, Harrison Barnes got himself on the highlight reel at the Raptors’ expense.
You’re welcome, Harrison.