We all know that the Warriors have a tremendous home-court advantage. By my count they are 46-3 at Oracle Arena this year, and the average margin of victory is somewhere around 10 points. But now Hollywood has pitched in to take it to another level.
In his downtime before the NBA Finals start tomorrow, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert (he of the towering column of hair) went to see the new movie San Andreas, where San Francisco is destroyed by a giant earthquake, then drowned by a massive tsunami. Afterward Shumpert sent out a series of joking-but-not-joking tweets asking if maybe all the games could be played in Cleveland.
I can tell you with certainty that Oracle will be rocking tomorrow in the minutes leading up to tipoff. It will probably feel a lot like an earthquake. So don’t be surprised if you see Shumpert flee the premises during the pregame intros. Advantage: Warriors.
Did you see the old Earthquake movie with Chuck Heston in Sensoround? Lorne Green’s performance was magnificent as was George Kennedy’s.
Ah, the great disaster era of hollywood. Earthquake, Towering Inferno, Airport(s), Poseidon Adventure. Days when OJ and Jim Brown were king!
If Jim Brown and OJ had had a love child, wouldn’t it look a lot like The Rock?
I believe it was Cleavon Little in Earthquake.