'Five more minutes.' (Getty Images)
Maybe it was the bog-down effect of flu-like symptoms. Maybe it was a premonition that Tuesday night would end with a ridiculous dance/call and a sharp slip-and-drive/defensive lapse. Maybe it was a momentary freak-out brought on by the pressure of realizing that his team could be under .500 after 15 games despite him playing maybe the most efficient offensive ball of his career.
Whatever it was, clearly, Kobe Bryant just needed a minute here. So let's give it to him.
OH MY GOD WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE LAKERS WHAT ARE YOU GUYS GOING TO DO FIRE D'ANTONI TRADE PAU HIRE PHIL TRADE DWIGHT GET NASH ROBOT LEGS BRING BACK LUKE WE NEVER SHOULD'VE GIVEN KAREEM THE STATUE WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY
Whew. Boy, it's hard to not freak out about the Los Angeles Lakers for a minute. I finally get Lakers fans now.
Best caption wins a spa day, a day to unwind. Good luck.
Al-Farouq Aminu rides Willie Green. (Getty Images)Winner, Michael Bailey: "Foul?! No way, man. I got all ball."
Runner-up, Serene: WHEN FLOPPING JUST MIGHT BE WORTH THE FINE
Second runner-up, Corey G: "I really hope my mom is not watching this right now."
A Special Commendation in Ruling, Willie-Green's-Internal-Monologue-as-the-Voice-of-Clippers-Fans-Everywhere Division, goes to Probably Wrong, who suggested that Green was thinking: "Why is coach still giving me minutes?"