CT The Legend, Corvest Thompson, as always stepped up to the plate when his team needed him to compensate for not having their other star players in the line up for tonight’s game against the number one ranked team, the Bombers. Without their stallion center, Melton Nguyen, present, their perennial energetic pg, Randy Lyles, out due to injury, and their multi-league MVP recipient, Jason O’Bryant, out due to suspension, Corvest turned on the Beast Mode setting and took control of the game on both sides. He finished with an impressive double-double, 28 PTS and 15 REB, stats with a sprinkle of 4 AST, 2 STL, and 1 BLK. Hit City Ballers’ new acquisition, Mike McClain, contributed nicely with 25 PTS, 6 REB, 3 AST, and 2 STL.
As a person present in many chatters around the league, I consistently hear other players say that they like his game and they would want Corvest to play with them. His performance tonight validates that demand. I have witnessed Corvest take a back seat in many games to allow the other star players who are hot to continue to dominate. After the win, you will see him appear content and does his usual exit with his “Shaft” strut with a smile. I have not seen him care about his stats more than winning. Boy… but when it’s crunch time or his team needed him to turn on the Beast Mode setting, …no need to say it. He turns it on himself.
Unfortunately for the Bombers, the team was hit with a couple of unhealthy players tonight. D.A. Cooper was battling with a stomach bug and clearly was suffering from poopy-ities and low energy. Their big man Bobby Rouse was hampered with a back strain. The team’s floor general, Ken Cowan, was playing with an injured shoulder he suffered during last week’s comeback game against the Shockers. And finally, the team’s sharpshooter, Gerry Glover, was running on fumes, arrived late and dealing with jetlag after returning from his NY travel. Putting all of these together, one can understand why the Bombers did not look like themselves.
Regardless of the circumstances, however, Hit City Ballers clearly showed why they are the champs and are still the top dawgs of the Masters League. As the old saying goes,