The Golden State Warriors were in trouble the other night in Game 1 of their playoffs with the Houston Rockets.
Then, suddenly, there was No. 34, bailing them out, making passes that needed to be made and gliding to the basket time after time.
Los Angeles NBA fans have been abandoned in May by the never-a-factor Lakers and the folding-like-a-dinner-napkin Clippers. Still, the Warriors of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson are too good and too much fun not to watch.
So we did. And that's when it all came rushing back, like a bad dream, or one of those moments we thought was suppressed for good.
No. 34 is Shaun Livingston.
The mind went to Feb. 26, 2007. The...