If you’re planning to ask Gregg Popovich relevant/stupid questions after a game, just don’t. That’s one of the takeaways from Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals, which like the four games before it, ended way before the final buzzer. Aside from a grown man dunk from Russell Westbrook, a Steve Kerr-Reggie Miller jaw-fest, and another Pop beatdown (not on OKC), here are the real, key takeaways from today that matter (Shaq-Kobe bromance included).
But aside from the final score, updates, and the highlights, other equally fascinating stuff has been happening. Trivial or not, they’re all part of the adrenaline-pumping post-season experience. Since we’re suckers for anything basketball-related, we decided to make a Power Rankings of the random and sometimes incoherent things that have transpired in the Conference Finals.
At guard, standing 5-foot-7, from General Santos City, the Fighting Pride of the Philippines, Manny Pacquiao!
The sequence of events is pretty much predictable after every Japeth Aguilar throwdown: chest bumps, high fives, towel waves, and deafening chants of “GI-NE-BRA.”