This week, I posted my second column for The Two Man Game: A Meditation on Movement. It was about the Mavs' new starting point guard Darren Collison. For every column I write, I start with a quote from Galactus--basically because he's a baller and a truly epic trash talker. "The be-all and end-all am I!" I believe Galactus must look favorably upon basketball (Wasn't it Galactus who originally said, "game recognizes game"?), because the Devourer of Worlds blessed O.J. Mayo's preseason game against the Bobcats when I wrote about him. He had a respectable 13 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists, which we should just round up to a triple-double. This week, Collison received the Galactus bump when I wrote about him. He had a team high 17 points against the Lakers, played some incredible defense against Nash, and the Mavs won. Last night, Collison scored 17 points again with 7 assists against the Jazz. Kirk Henderson says it best on Two Man Game:
Darren Collison (17 points, 7 assists, 4 rebounds) really is a breath of fresh air. While he struggled in the 3rd and 4th quarters, his attacking mentality early in the first quarter and then later again in the second is what kept Dallas in this game early on, despite the rebounding advantage from Utah. He also has posted on 3 turnovers in 65 minutes of playing time this season. (link)
It's Galactus. Look for his blessing every Tuesday on the Two Man Game.