LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 29: Anthony Randolph #15 of the Minnesota Timberwolves shoots a jumper in front of Derek Fisher #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers during a 104-85 loss at Staples Center on February 29, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
When Osborn and I arrived at training camp in Greenburgh and witnessed Randolph in person, shit got weird. We salivated while he drilled jumpers in practice, held each other and wept quiet tears of mirth when he blocked a few shots in scrimmage, then finally succumbed to the spectacle and thumped on the press table like savages when he dunked on someone in transition.