cautionary tale: overly clever metaphor

“If Oklahoma City is going to become a great team, which is not in any way guaranteed but which is within their field of possibility, they’re going to have to get used to things being weird, and to dealing with enhanced pressure. They’re going to have to commit to playing defense on every possession, because even though it’s a cliché, this is the NBA and that’s how you ruin people. No team just automatically gets that stuff; it takes a light-bulb moment, like when a teenager decides to back off the drugs now in order to do better drugs after law school.” — Brian Phillips, for Grantland

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