Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Decide which of these two game-winning plays from Thursday's Orlando Summer League action was better, cooler, fitter, happier and more productive.
Next up, this slick brush-off-and-bucket by No. 2 overall pick Victor Oladipo, who dotted the multiple i's in the name of fellow lottery selection Michael Carter-Williams to give the Orlando Magic a 90-89 win over the Philadelphia 76ers:
I'm inclined to choose Oladipo, because — despite agreeing with the general tenor of the argument that "hero ball" is a poor end-of-game choice and thinking we shouldn't put too much stock in the reportedly much-improved jumper of someone who's still shot less than 38 percent in Orlando this week — it is tool to see someone splash an iso jumper over the top of a defender who's right in his mug (seriously, MCW did about as well as you can do on this one).
That said, I don't think we should sleep on Mitchell's game-sealer just because it was closer — it also showed that Mitchell might know how to use his unquestionably major athleticism in actual in-game situations, and, lest we forget, dunks are also cool. Plus, Mitchell's play was set up by a serious crossover by Korie Lucious, which I think should be factored into any decision, personally.
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