Science: David West Is a Badass
Protons, as we understand them, are made entirely of three quarks and erratic energy. They do as they please for the most part, bouncing through their nucleus with erratic bursts of speed and A.D.D. — or sometimes not at all.
Paul George is a proton — albeit a brilliant & refined one. Roy Hibbert and George Hill are protons too, prone to fits of electric proficiency, yes — but also capable of wandering off into nothingness when the mood strikes. Lance Stephenson is certainly a proton. He is the mutant KING HELL proton to rule all others in fact, crazed with 9,000 up-quarks and a howling V-12 and a tsunami’s overbite. (#BORNPROTON!)
But the Pacers have been overloaded with protons for some time now. What they lacked was a neutron.
David West, of course, is that neutron.
Biochemically speaking, with a mass larger than that of a proton, a neutron is the necessary element that binds protons. Keeps them together. It is the stabilizing force of the nucleus, the brawn and brains and the keeper of order. It is the particle whose wallet says BAD MOTHERFUCKER.
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