My all-time favorite Buck had himself a night. I can’t allow Ersan’s greatest performance to pass by without pausing to give it it’s due.
Below is A Brief Ode to Ersan:
The explosion of a star that momentarily shines bright;
Ersan Ilyasova: the definition of a supernova.
In Game Two he hit fadeaways, layups and threes;
He made the Raptors look silly - with ease.
As part of the #benchmob he surely loomed largest;
And don’t forget to include his patented charges.
His impact is typically hard to assess;
But for one night, the Raptors he surely undressed.
17 points in 21 minutes;
He pushed all his old-man skills to their limits.
He stretched the floor, he looked to score;
He grabbed some boards, he did some more.
In typically offbeat, Ersan-like fashion,
He played with a beautiful, wonderful passion.
Friday night is a night I won’t ever forget;
For one night this man was completely legit.
I got to enjoy my favorite Buck’s night among the stars;
The Turkish Thunder; He will always be ours.