For reference, here’s Lil B’s dance (Warning: video contains some NSFW language):
And here’s Harden’s celebration dance, which the Based God has taken exception to:
He was given an ultimatum by Lil B that he needed to credit him as the originator of the dance, so as to avoid the curse. Apparently, his window of time has passed.
Now, the Based God has confirmed the placement of the curse, via TMZ Sports:
The rapper tells TMZ Sports he put the hex on Harden when he failed to apologize or give proper credit to Lil B for his “cooking it up” dance. B says, “He’s cursed for the rest of the playoffs and further notice until he speaks on what dance celebration he’s doing and where it comes from.”
The curse has become the talk of the NBA playoffs, and couldn’t come at a worst time for Harden … whose Rockets are on the brink of elimination after getting crushed by the Golden State Warriors yesterday, 115-80.
If, like most reasonable people, you’re not buying this curse biz — Lil B points out he gave Harden a final warning before yesterday’s blowout, and … “he lost by 35 points to match the jersey number of his former teammate [Kevin Durant] who is actively cursed right now.”
Harden shot 3-for-16 from the field on Saturday night in Houston’s blowout loss to Golden State, going down 3-0 in the Western Conference Finals. Kevin Durant has been trying to shake the curse for three years. So Harden might want to just acknowledge that he’s using Lil B’s dance, so as to preserve the Rockets’ already-slim chances of coming back from a historic 3-0 deficit against the Warriors.
Paul George’s late three proves to be game-winner against Thunder, his former team (VIDEO)
Sacramento led by one in the final seconds against Boston Sunday, but the Celtics had a final shot and Marcus Smart‘s attempt at a game-winning floater hung on the rim seemingly forever… then fell off. The ball was tipped out to mid-court and — as you can see in this video — Heild kicks the ball into the stands as part of the celebration.
This isn’t load management. This is a bruised knee.
The first Clipper game with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George sharing the court will have to wait as Leonard is going to miss his third straight game with a knee contusion Monday night against the Thunder. Ramona Shelburne of ESPN broke the news.
Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard will miss Monday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, sources told ESPN.
Leonard hasn’t played since suffering a left knee contusion in the second half of the Clippers loss to the Houston Rockets on Wednesday.
The Clippers are going to be cautious with bringing Leonard back from this, thinking long term with his health, as they should. Los Angeles is playing for games in May and June, not games in November.
This means tonight the Clippers will be the Paul George show again — in two games he has scored 70 points in 44 minutes. This will be George’s first game against the Thunder since he demanded a trade out of the city last summer, landing him on the Clippers with Leonard.