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I’ve always been a bit torn on the video of Mo Cheeks helping the little girl finish the national anthem. On one hand, it shows what a kind heart he has to step in and assist a girl drowning in the anthem, but on the other, it’s kind of become this thing that’s he’s known for.
Most people under 30 don’t really think of Cheeks as an all-time great point guard, but instead, That Guy That Helped The Girl. Type in “Mo Cheeks” on Google or YouTube. The top autofinish is the national anthem video as well as the first result. For shame.
But last night on Tosh.O, the girl, Natalie Gilbert, was given her shot at a web redemption. She sang at an Anaheim Ducks game and she nailed it. But I couldn’t help but wonder: Why not Oklahoma City? Wouldn’t that have been even better?
What a cool little thing that would be to have Gilbert sing the anthem again with Mo Cheeks behind her. Make it happen Thunder. It would be neat.