Am I the only one who feels like a kid on Christmas Eve? Here we are, less than 24 hours away from getting to open two of our biggest presents of the year, and I can barely contain my excitement. I’ve made my wish list and I’ve put out the cookies and milk. I’ve hung a green stocking on the mantle. I’m confident I avoided the naughty list this year, even though I may have taken the name of Paul Pierce in vain during the playoffs. Yes, I’m fully ready for Santa Danny to arrive at my house and to nestle two of the most athletic basketball players he can possibly find right under my tree.
Will I be disappointed if Santa Danny doesn’t give me what I want? You bet – but you can also be certain that I will still be plenty excited with my new presents. Beggars can’t be choosers, after all. But I still hope I get what I want: A life-sized Royce White to go with a life-sized Moe Harkless, both of which come with NBA-ready skills and don’t need batteries to operate.
And while I’ll be happy with most anything, there are a few things I’d prefer not to find under my tree:
I’m not so sure I want the oversized Fab Melo; it comes equipped with a great shot-blocking mechanism, but I hear the offensive game is defective out of the box.
And then there is the Jared Sullinger. This model has been recalled due to a back defect. I’ve also learned that the manufacturer scrimped on parts, and it may not be as big as originally designed.
What else? Oh, there is a really neat Austin Rivers available, but we already have an original edition Doc Rivers to play with.
But whatever Santa Danny decides, I’m good to go. I know I’ve been good this year, so it won’t be an Acie Earl, or an Eric Montross, or a Joe Forte. So thank you, Santa Danny, for whatever I get.
Enjoy the cookies and milk!