Sleepytime for Olympic Basketball Team: What a Mom Sees in Kevin Love's #GotEm Pic

So apparently there’s this thing where NBA players take pictures of each other sleeping and then post them to  Twitter with the hashtag #GotEm. LA Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan can take credit for starting the meme, and it’s made for some great candid shots.

However, Kevin Love of the US Olympic Basketball Team (and of the Minnesota Timberwolves) achieved the most epic #GotEm shot ever during the team’s flight to London. It includes six members of Team USA–Chris Paul, LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Anthony Davis and Deron Williams–plus Coach Mike Krzyzewski.

The six players and Coach K are all passed out like my kids after a trip to the pool.


Something’s missing.

You know how I tend to see things that look like other things? Apparently I also see things that aren’t there. Because when I saw this photo, I could only do one thing:


What a basketball player sees:


 What a mom sees:

Yeah, that’s Chris Paul snuggled up with a Pillow Pet. It’s a pillow, it’s a pet… it’s a pillow pet!

I thought LeBron James could use a teddy bear for his trip to London. I think maybe Russell Westbrook forgot to bring something, but James Harden knows that “sharing time is caring time” so he’s sharing a crocheted bunny with Russell. What a good sharer!

You can’t see it, but I’d like to think that Deron Williams has a couple of Beanie Babies back there. And Anthony Davis, of course, has a Bert doll. I would have put in a Major Monogram doll from Phineas and Ferb, but oddly enough, those don’t seem to exist. But it’s okay, Anthony’s old school like that.

I’m not sure what Coach K has. Maybe one of those crazy-looking, one-eyed 2012 Olympic mascots?

(Photo Credits: Original Image: Kevin Love/Instagram. Added nonsense: Joslyn Gray for Strollerderby.)

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