There came a time, as they say on “Law & Order,” when Russell Westbrook stepped to the free-throw line with six seconds left and the Oklahoma City Thunder trailing the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 5 of their NBA playoff series.
The ability to make free throws being a rare commodity in today’s NBA, one of his teammates — NBA MVP Kevin Durant — apparently couldn’t bear to watch and the photographic evidence of Durant plunking down with his back to the play is marvelous. So marvelous that there is, of course, a meme, as http://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2014/5/14/5716718/kevin-durant-russell-westbrook-free-throws-thunder-clippers, of Other Events Kevin Durant Couldn’t Bear to Watch.
Kevin. Behind you pic.twitter.com/FFfyt4iEPa— Brian Floyd (@BrianMFloyd) May 14, 2014
Had to give it a try pic.twitter.com/S7Qa9km42H— Tim (@ChuckShots) May 14, 2014
— Scott Burris (@ScottBurris) May 14, 2014
Westbrook’s free throws capped his 38-point performance in the Thunder’s 105-104 victory over the Clippers.