Late Raiders owner Al Davis used to say “speed kills.”
In the NBA, that translates more to athleticism — the elite athletes (by NBA standards) have a massive advantage.
Enter Zach LaVine.
In a tied game 101-101 with 15.2 seconds left in Chicago, Orlando was inbounding the ball and was expected to get the last shot. Jonathan Simmons tried to throw a bounce-pass to Shelvin Mack as he broke out toward midcourt — and LaVine picked his pocket, raced down the court and threw down the game-winning dunk.
Chicago is showing some potential for the future. There’s a long way to go, but there are some reasons for hope.