I don't know how many times I yelled that reflexively during Celtics games, but suffice to say it was a lot. Leon Powe is like a shot of adrenaline to the flow of a game. He's the cup of espresso that jolts your morning into 3rd gear. He's the proverbial bull knocking over shelves of china as the shopkeeper weeps in a corner.
I love watching Leon Powe play the game of basketball. Bodies twice his size seem to be discarded and displaced when he's zeroing in on a rebound or loose ball. Give him one step near the basket, and the ball emerges between 2 or 3 outstretched 7 footer wingspans and finds its way into the basket.
Doc may occasionally grumble about his defensive rotations and he's not exactly tall, but his immediate impact on games often leaves a lasting impression.
He's the definition of "character" and an inspiration because of his life's story. He somehow manages to be an unsung hero and a fan favorite at the same time (he wasn't well known around the country until game 2 of the Finals).
And he's only been in the league 2 years! Can't wait to see what the future holds for Leon Powe, but I'm very thankful for what he's done already.
Thank you Leon Powe!
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