I was asked to contribute to a summary of an imaginary game between the Dream Team and Team 2012. Each of the writers got to write up a quarter of play. I was in charge of the 2nd.
A few of my best gems were edited out—in an effort to keep the style consistent throughout. So I'll mention a few here:
* When Stockton set his first screen on Carmelo Anthony, I wrote that Melo disintegrated.
* Pippen's D on Durant put him into an existential crisis in which poor Kevin wondered if he even existed at all anymore.
* No way in hell Jordan treats Kobe as respectfully as the story suggests. It just wouldn't happen. Jordan would hold Kobe personally responsible for every comparison that anyone has ever made about the two of them. Jordan would make it his personal mission to embarrass Kobe as much as possible. No one can convince me otherwise.
Anyway, if you're interested you can go ahead and check it out.