Lil B is an Internet-famous rapper from Oakland who splashed onto sports pages a couple years ago by "cursing" Thunder star Kevin Durant. Given that Durant has been on and off the court since the time the "curse" was placed — among other misfortunes — fans took hold of the concept that the Based God's curse is real. Lil B eventually capitalized on the attention:
Now, Lil B has accused James Harden of stealing his "cooking dance," a move that Lil B popularized in the earlier 2010s. Now, the whole league is scared of getting cursed, given that Harden's last-second effort to tie last night's Western Conference finals game fell short.
This hit the ESPN front page this morning:
The Hawks got out in front of this:
Here's the Hawks' organ player, kissing more anti-curse ass:
Naturally, the Warriors followed suit:
If I were the Rockets, styles, I wouldn't really be worried. Here's my thing — Harden's dance isn't even the cooking dance! It's kind of a hybrid of styles, one maintained by Houston rapper Chedda da Connect (who Harden is paying homage to):
Is the “flick of the wrist” indebted to the cooking dance? Is this curse possibly being promoted by Lil B cuz it only extends Lil B’s visibility? Is Lil B in on the joke? All things yes. But this whole thing is firing up the Internet way too fast.
Harden's dance is not the cooking dance. I'm a dance reporter, and this is my final conclusion.