The playoffs are always a time when fan interest is at its highest and rivalries are most heated. Celtics fans expressed their feelings about the Cavs by sporting LeBron James “Nope” shirts — a takeoff on President Obama’s Hope poster. Lakers fans meanwhile were too cool to wear shirts handed out to all customers. Suns fans? Well they hit below the belt. A pair of Suns fans sitting behind the Lakers bench were wearing these “Deport Los Lakers” shirts as a reference to Arizona’s new immigration law.
By now you know Nash missed a key moment down the stretch of Game 1 with a cut on his nose that wouldn’t stop bleeding, allowing the Spurs to pull away with a win. Now, several fans are donning lame bandages on their nose in support of Nash for Game 2 in Phoenix. Is it just me or is this move to solidarity going a little too far? To me, it’s even more pathetic and corny than the Miami Heat white out, which is a cheap ripoff of what Winnipeg Jets fans were doing in the mid-80s. But it wasn’t just the fans that were fawning all over the nose bandage. TNT threw to sideline reporter Craig Sager who had more details about what was used to treat Nash’s nose:
- 20 sets of gloves
- 20 gauze pads and band aids
- 2 injury timeouts
- 6 stitches
- 5 sweating strips
- enough super glue that the band aid is not coming off
I think I’m going to be sick.
UPDATE: In his half-time interview, Craig Sager asked Steve Nash if he was going to do anything different with the band-aid for the second half. Nash’s response was classic:
No, but if you keep asking me about it, it’s going to be a problem.
Clearly Mr. Nash agrees with me.
UPDATE 2: My man AA dug up the video of the interview, it’s hilarious