Harrison Barnes was feeling it in Game 5. I don’t mean feeling it because he made 3 of 5 from downtown and finished with 14 points; I mean he was feeling it because he did a painful looking split that would make Jean-Claude Van Damme, James Brown and all the girls in my daughter’s gymnastic’s class proud.
Who knew the Black Falcon was so flexible?
“I gotta thank the training staff. Stretching every day has prepared me for doing the splits in a game.” — Harrison Barnes
— Ethan Strauss (@SherwoodStrauss) May 14, 2015
The “highlight” instantly reminded me of one of my favorite high school clips from 2012 when Nate Axelrod crossed a defender so bad he made him do a split.
If this happens to you, the best thing to do is use an ice pack for the swelling, take a warm bath to increase your blood flow, get some rest and maybe listen to this guy if you are still in pain.