M&A 101 Claims First Title
|CONGRATS TO M&A 101 - THE NEW DLNL CHAMPS! All-Dream League Selections are in! As is an All-Star Evening review!|
Depending on who you are – if you’re on his team, or not – Nic Echevestre’s name could be used in a variety of sentences.
“Nic is sick.”
“Nic is a prick.” Or “Nic is a (male reproductive organ)” for the same meaning.
Will Nic win MVP?
Wherever you wish to insert his name, there’s no doubt that Nic just clicks as he makes his team around him better, the fans in the building better, the birds sing louder, and the air seem purer every time he steps onto a basketball court.
Okay, we exaggerate. A little.
On Wednesday evening, M&A 101 made it one and done over the shorthanded Renegades in a competitive Final that 101 led for most of the game.
The Gades never went away, but they could never get over the hump either and in the end, Nic’s nice stat line of 36 points and 12 rebounds led the way for 101 to their first chip ever, 69-60.
How does 14 of 18 from the field compute? (As a team, 101 shot over 50%)
20 points by halftime?
Alley-oops, jumpers from all over, and a play right before half that he’s still kickin’ himself over?
Right before the half, after 101 scored a bucket, Nic got a steal in the half-court and saw an open lane before him. He took one, two steps, and started to rise towards the rim, looking like he was gonna jam it home when, at the last second, a defender whizzed by him to break his focus as he just dropped it straight in instead.
It would have been one mighty fine dunk. On someone basically.
Oh well, guess Nic ain’t that sick after all.
James and Myong Choi played valiantly in defeat, but without Tony Hu and George Chan, Nic’s nasty forays into the lane went unimpeded and Brian Liang was unshackled, enabling him to go for 13 points, 12 boards, and 6 assists to assist Super-Nic.
Don’t understand Liang’s game. Whoever was or wasn’t in front of him, he wore the look of a soldier who didn’t care who stood in front of him as he went after rebound after rebound like the night we went for 27 in his DLNY debut several seasons ago.
What does 101 do from here? They’ll be losing a couple pieces to residency, school, and life.
No one really wants to leave this team though, because seriously, would you give up an opportunity to play with Nic?
We’ll see what happens with a revamped roster, but for now, enjoy it while you can fellas.
You’ll be wearing a bull’s eye on your back next season cause, thanks to Nic, you’ll be the pick.
- A bit of bad news...DL official Lenny Walker suffered a stroke last week soon after our season ended and is recovering in the Brooklyn Hospital ICU. Head official Lamont Long went by to visit Walker and relayed to us that he isn't able to speak at the moment, but knows you're there and can hear. If anybody is in the area, please feel free to pay a visit. We wish Lenny well and for a full and speedy recovery. Our hearts are with you L-Dub...