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Great Clips of the Week: Spider-Man meets Spida, man

By Sean Walker, KSL.com | Posted - May 13th, 2019 @ 11:01am



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SEEING DOUBLE β€” It's baseball season, right?

OK, we'll get to that. But after a weekend filled with Game 7s in the NBA playoffs, fantastic game-winners from Toronto and Portland, and the usual off-the-court nonsense known as "the NBA offseason," we have to turn your attention to a little basketball.

As always click the video above for all of our Great Clips of the Week. But make sure to keep it civil on the court.

Spider-Man meets Spida, man

Donovan Mitchell's love of Spider-Man knows no bounds.

It's the reason he goes back the nickname β€” and Twitter handle β€” of "Spida." It's the reason why his first signature shoe line with adidas is called the D.O.N. Issue No. 1, patterned after the original comic book series.

And it's the reason he geeked out when he finally got a chance to meet Tom Holland, the most recent titular character in the Spider-Man universe whose film, "Spider-Man: Far from Home" premieres July 2.

But Mitchell β€” aka "Spida" β€” isn't just a fan of Spider-Man for the obvious superhero/comic book references. He gets pop culture, in general.

And that includes memes, apparently.

And when Mitchell says he "can't wait to show ya'll what I'm wearing" in the photo, accompanied by a scribbled out pic, we only have one response.

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Speaking of Spider-Man ....

We're on record now as loving the Spider-Man franchise (like Donovan Mitchell), and the Marvel Cinematic Universe overall (no spoilers .... but have you SEEN Avengers: Endgame yet?).

But there's a limit to our fandom.

Like, for example, you will never see a member of the KSL.com staff run on to the court during a professional basketball game dressed like Spider-Man, waving something in protest, and punch a player in the mouth.

The same can't be said for a masked fan during last week's Phillippine Cup finals.

The unidentified man got so far as to punch June Mar Fajardo in the jaw before he was tackled by arena security. How he got on to the court has yet to be determined β€” but San Miguel forced a Game 7 with a 96-86 win Sunday over Magnolia, for anyone who is interested.

C'mon, KSL; where are the highlights?

We pride ourselves in showing you highlights during each week's Great Clips segment.

So let's rewind to last Wednesday, when Boston's Jackie Bradley, Jr. made an unreal athletic grab over the center-field wall to rob Baltimore's Trey Mancini of a home run.

The Red Sox won the game 2-1 to clinch the three-game series.

But the Orioles may have salvaged at least part of the win with a perfect follow-up tweet after the game.

The two teams will meet again June 14-16 in case anyone wants to mark their calendars.

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