DJxNVxME on YouTube (H/T Kriz) put together this extremely awesome video of Andre Drummond highlights to Coldplay's 'Fix You,' like Caleb's about to die of a heart attack and Kirsten's going to find out and go do some more heavy drinking (Welcome to the OC, bitch!). Yeah, more like Bitchplay. Bitches. Beeeeeeyahhtch. [We instinctively begin to take off our clothes and sob.] How does DJxNVxME know our feelings?!?! This video really is awesome.
These lyrics -- with the slow motion replay of Drummond displaying his insane athleticism to go with a gigantic frame -- captures the concept of hope perfectly. Emily Dickson once wrote, "Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. And sings the tune without the words and never stops at all."
This is Drummond in literary form.
The rookie big man from Connecticut is perched in the soul of Detroit fans who are hoping for a turn in their franchise's fortunes. And his preseason performances certainly show a turn might be coming. In eight preseason games, Drummond played just 16.5 minutes per game but still managed to average nine points and 5.9 rebounds per game.
Harper goes on to cite Drummond's phenomenal preseason per 36 numbers: 19.6 points, 12.8 rebounds and three blocks. Drummond's negatives were his free throw shooting, as we expected, and his likelihood to foul out a lot, but let's just never mind the bad for now. Instead, let's keep Pistons hope perched ... and keep listening to Coldplay.