Athletes work hard for their money
Consider it a case of accidental inspiration. I was watching the end of one of the Heat's recent losses (hard to keep up; I think it was San Antonio) and an episode of "The Association" came on afterward. In the few minutes I watched, there was a segment showing Paul Pierce at practice, playing defense like it was personal. At one point, he knocked the ball loose in a one-on-one drill and flung his body onto the floor to gain possession.
In a strange way, this struck me ...
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