By SEAN KEELER
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — You’re getting an awesome talent. Did we say awesome? No. Try ridiculous. Ben McLemore plays basketball in real life the way you play it on your Xbox, defying gravity and logic with the mere push of a button.
The great ones make it look easy. McLemore can thread a needle from 25 feet out as if it were a layup. The former Kansas star doesn’t fly; he levitates above humanity on calves cut straight from Hogwarts.
His forehead scrapes rims. His smile lights up a room. This is smooth and salt and earth, all in the same package. This is a nice, nice kid Too nice, in fact.
You know your Michael Jordan types? The kind of cat who wants to reach in your chest, pull out your heart and shove it in front of your face while it’s still beating.