The Miami Heat are two-time defending world champions but even they are subject to the occasional schooling. It doesn’t happen often and it doesn’t happen to any of the Big 3, but when it happens, folks around the NBA tend to love it. People love it even more when the Indiana Pacers are the ones doing the schooling which was the case on Tuesday night for Norris Cole.
The Heat guard was attempting to defend a fast break by Pacer’s guard C.J. Watson — who is significantly older than Cole is. But Watson showed that with age comes wisdom and with wisdom comes the ability to school Cole so hard his flat top just about flew off his head.
Watson not only beat Cole on the fast break, but he put a move on Cole that will have his buddies laughing at him for a few days after.
Watson hasn’t always been a top guard in the NBA but has always been a solid bench player — one who seems to have the Heat’s number. Cole may not have been familiar with Watson’s work before tonight, but he got a lesson in it tonight and it’s one he won’t soon forget.