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Dan Devine joins Basketball feelings Writer Katie Heindel, after discussing Jimmy Butler’s empathy and uniqueness, the two looked back at some of their favorite emotional revelations from earlier this season.
As far as this episode is concerned Devine intervenesDan Devine joins Basketball feelings Author Katie Heindl opened the show by talking about the uniqueness of Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler. What sets Jimmy apart is his vulnerability and empathy, and Katie explains why these two things also make him a great teammate.
Dan takes Katie to talk about NBA emotional truths, no math required, that they noticed and appreciated early in the season. Katie’s first emotional truth is that Quin Snyder’s red glasses make an intense man even more intense, and maybe that’s why Trae Young plays off the ball more.
Jeremy Sochan’s point guard experiment in San Antonio reminded Dan of why he watches and loves the NBA. Watching a player learn a new position in the NBA in real time is exciting and a wonderful display of Sochan’s grit. .
Kelly Oubre Jr. was hit by a car a few weeks ago, and days later some began to question Oubre’s story. One of Katie’s emotional truths is that we, as basketball fans, have reached a dark place where we can’t see humans, stop giving them the grace to hurt, and tell the truth.
Dan explained that his favorite basketball games to watch were between two flawed teams, and that he was bored watching the Boston Celtics with a great starting lineup. Katie agrees, saying she’s only interested in watching flawed teams and seeing how they try to win in creative ways to hide their flaws.
For the ultimate NBA emotional truth, Katie is grappling with the Dallas Mavericks’ likability problem despite being one of the league’s least likable teams for years. One of the big reasons is the team’s in-house creative team, who release fun videos and images that the players fully support. How did they get Kyrie Irving to participate in the “Body By Luka” video?