Like reptiles, their hands wrap themselves around your throat and grip it tight, suffocating every word that had the courage to breathe on your tongue.
From the day you were born, you’ve been taught to shut up, not share your opinions, and to listen to the rest of the world screaming in your head.
Maybe it’s time to carve your words into knives, and rip their hands apart before you rip your own tongue out in fear of forgetting how to use it at all.
If you haven’t seen this video, it is quite remarkable. Down 8 points with 42 seconds left against the San Antonio Spurs, Tracy McGrady scored 13 points in 33 seconds, and the Rockets won.
This is, unfortunately and unquestionably, the high water mark for McGrady’s injury-filled career. You can tell a lot about a guy by his NBA Career Top 10 Plays video, and McGrady’s has a bunch of one-handed dunks and an All-Star Game clip (of him dunking).