Morpheus, neo, Matrix and Smoove and Tyler Thomas
Reading comments that Smoove made after the Chicago game, something stood out, “The game has slowed down for me now”. It reminds me of the movie Matrix and how Morpheus (Woody??) kept telling Neo(Smoove) you have to know who you are and believe in yourself. Until finally in the subway scene, Neo stops running, starts fighting the agent, and at the end solves the Matrix when things are obvious to him and slowed down.
To me Neo (Smoove??) has finally figured it out. He has become the ONE. The game is not about thunderous dunks (beautiful and exciting as they are) or glorious blocks (momentum changing). It is more about defense, rebounding, and being the brains (QB on a super bowl morning) of the Hawks. More than anything, the ball needs to go through Neo (Smoove) for Hawks to reach the destination of winning the east. Smoove is now getting close to King and Kobe land. Only a consistent 15-20 footer separating him from that.
It must be an eye opener, to us, to Neo, to Morpheus, to the entire basketball loving world, the changes in the young man that left high school to enter NBA. He is now believing in himself, and has solved the Matrix. Thoughts?
One last thing, thinking of Smoove, my heart goes to that young man of the south Tyler Thomas playing for that God awful coach and the Cows. I just read he is now suspended for conduct detrimental to the team. He so reminds me of Smoove, the flying, the shot blocking (yep the goal tending calls) of the young smoove. Except he is being not allowed to fly. Get him back to the south, get him back to the Hawks.