Scoliosis: An abnormal lateral curvature of the spinal pillar.
Scola-iosis: An unpropitious downward spiral in LaMarcus Aldridge’s scoring. The condition is catalyzed by the barricading of the basket by a stubbled Argentinian. Aftereffects include clenched fists on one squad, clenched jaws on the other.We edge closer to the abyss with a defeat at the hands of Houston last night. I have pride in my efforts: 17 puntos, 5 for 7 from three-point regions. (This included a difficult swishing with 17 seconds left that reduced the Houston lead to 81-80.) But it all turns to bitter polenta in my mouth recalling the ignominious finale.
As for Sergio, his regrets comprise a double-whamminess: This was a playoff loss in which he did not participate. Our coaches seem to have no confidence in his matching-upitude with Houston.
At the hotel after the match, Sergio swtiched on some Spanish hip-hop, then quickly turned it off.
I looked at him with the question, and El Chacho shrugged and said, “All music jars when the soul’s out of tune.”
A worrisome state. My diagnosis is simplicity itself: Victory will both bestow immunity from Scola-iosis upon LaMarcus... and grant Sergio a tuning fork!