Why you relate more to J.R. Smith than to Le…

You’re watching J.R. Smith make an embarrassing mistake to lose Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Instantly you feel in your stomach what he is feeling. He has reminded you of the most humiliating times in your own life. It’s as if a door to the basement of your memory has swung open to reveal the stupid things you’ve said, the stumbles, the misunderstandings, the regrets, the ignorances and inconsiderations that you wish you could change, all piled away in your downstairs with the other things you can’t bear to deal with.

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