Friday, May 27, 2011

Wake Up With GTOG: This is How You Close

By Finesse

Herm Edwards is on ESPN2 right now screaming about "closing."  Everyone else is talking about how Dirk Nowitzki, LeBron James, and Dwyane Wade are "closers."  And no matter who it is talking about "closing," he is clicking the "c" sound in the word to the point where you need to change the channel.

LeBron, Wade, and Dirk are fantastic players.  Each of them probably is already among the top-20 guys ever, and depending on their performance in the Finals, each could end up in the top 10.  In fact, LeBron may not have a ceiling.

But with all due respect to those three, there is only one true closer.  And in case you forgot what MJ was capable of, just watch the following video from the 6:45 mark forward.  It's ruthlessly efficient execution of the highest order.

The last 41 seconds of the game is like watching Michaelangelo put the finishing touches on the David.  The only difference being that Michaelangelo probably didn't celebrate by taking a private jet to Cabo to play blackjack at an underground casino.

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