Just so happy, preseason or not. Every controlled drive and precision pass last night felt like Christmas, all over again.
I'm sorry, its just been so long. Hard...hard to contain it.
The days of Kobe being the only reliable ballhandler/creator in the backcourt...over. The days of "get the ball out of Kobe's hands in the backcourt and kill the offense fluidity...gone. The days of "please no one try to dribble, just pass it to Pau and spot up"....finished.
I've visualized this day for so long. And now its finally here. It's almost overwhelming, still, even in the after wake. Thank you, basketball gods, for this gift. I had forgotten. Forgotten what it was like.