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After missing a pair of free throws late in the Cavaliers' 105-103 overtime loss to the Rockets on Sunday, LeBron James posted this introspective mirror selfie to Instagram:
What was running through LeBron's mind? SportsNation sparked a #LeBronMirrorThoughts trend to answer that question. Possibilities include:I still don't understand the color of #TheDress:
Things are not good with the Denver Nuggets.
Two years removed from a 57-win season -- after which they dismissed coach George Karl and replaced him with Brian Shaw -- the Nuggets entered Sunday with a 20-38 record, meaning the playoffs are simply not happening.
Apparently the players know it. According to this nugget (sorry) from The Denver Post, a chant could be heard at one point during Denver's 104-82 loss at home Friday night to the not-exactly-a-powerhouse Utah Jazz:
"1-2-3 ... six weeks!"
... as in, six weeks until the season is over.
As The Post's Christopher Dempsey points out, this is reminiscent of a 1998 moment in which then-Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Van Exel, joking (he says) about his team's impending Western Conference finals exit against (coincidentally) the Jazz, chanted in practice, "1-2-3 ... Cancun!" (Even more coincidentally, Van Exel the next season joined the Nuggets.)
Still, with 24 games left in a lame-duck season, it's hard to completely fault players for just wanting everything to be over.
Or is it?
The news shook the NBA on Tuesday night: Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose, the former NBA MVP who since has been afflicted by multiple injuries, once again needs surgery -- once again for a torn meniscus in his right knee.
Rose is liked throughout the league, meaning fellow players were quick to send their well wishes:
Man feel bad for D.Rose! Keep your head up homie and stay strong G!— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 25, 2015
Damn man send one up for D Rose.. Hate this keeps coming back but like before it won't keep you down! =O— Paul George (@Yg_Trece) February 25, 2015
my point guard. my brother. https://t.co/5sM1UA3i9C— Jimmy Butler (@JimmyButler) February 25, 2015
Prayers up for the homie Drose...Wish u a speedy recover— John Wall (@JohnWall) February 25, 2015
I feel like I'm hurt, that's how bad I feel for D Rose. Smh #gooddude— Mo Williams (@mowilliams) February 25, 2015
Damn man, I hate that...get healthy D! Praying for you.— DeAndre Jordan (@deandrejordan6) February 25, 2015
Feel so bad for Drose. One of the most genuine superstars out there, even better person...— Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) February 25, 2015
Praying for my boy @drose. Just a temporary setback... I know he'll make it back even stronger.— Eric Gordon (@TheofficialEG10) February 25, 2015
Again? Man oh man. I feel the pain. So sorry for DRose. Big fan! Wish you a speedy recovery =O— Ricky Rubio (@rickyrubio9) February 25, 2015
Feel bad for D Rose.. Especially when you know how hard he's been working.— rudy gobert (@rudygobert15) February 25, 2015
Damn D Rose I feel bad for him #sad— Hassan Whiteside (@youngwhiteside) February 25, 2015
Man, prayers up for DRose. Unreal.— Ben McLemore (@BenMcLemore) February 25, 2015
Feel bad for Drose! Wish you a quick recovery! Come back strong!— Nikola Vucevic (@NikolaVucevic) February 25, 2015
Prayers up to DRose =O— Tobias Harris (@tobias31) February 25, 2015
Heavy heart for D Rose!!!— Jordan Crawford (@jcraw55) February 25, 2015
Wow prayers go out to D.Rose smh... it's just sad!! Guy can't catch a break. #Stayup— Austin Daye (@Adaye5) February 25, 2015