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Tuesday’s Mashup: Dolphins decorate elevator with huge photo of Kenyan Drake’s touchdown run against Patriots

Lucy Burdge
December 11, 2018 - 5:51 am

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Portland at Houston, 8 p.m. (NBATV)
NBA: Toronto at LA Clippers, 10:30 p.m. (NBATV)
NHL: Arizona at Boston, 7 p.m. (NESN)
NHL: Detroit at Washington, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)


-- The Dolphins want to make sure no one forgets about their stunning win over the Patriots on Sunday. And that means you might find reminders of it anywhere you look at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.

Like on the elevator.

The team wasted no time enlarging a photo of Kenyan Drake’s game-winning touchdown and covering the elevator with it.

"That was the last part of the play that was scripted, when I got the pitch. It was sandlot football," Drake said after the game. "It was just me and (Rob Gronkowski). I couldn't let Gronk tackle me in that situation. I said, 'Look, sorry Gronk,' he's a great player but I got somewhere to be … It's just something that we practice every Saturday in walkthroughs. Obviously in a situation you never know what will happen, it was just by the grace of God we were able to hold our composure and just make a play."

Certainly a play the Dolphins don’t want to forget.

-- The Warriors as a team have been named this year’s Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year.

The three-time NBA champions are the fourth team to earn this SI honor, along with the 1980 U.S. hockey team, the 1999 U.S. Women’s World Cup soccer squad and, of course, the 2004 Red Sox.

The winner was announced on Monday.

“There is something transcendent about the team where the sum of their parts was apparent from the beginning,” SI editor-in-chief Chris Stone said. “What they have built into a dynasty is a function of empirical success. They’re really a generational team. I don’t know if, in my lifetime, there has been a team where the pieces have blended so beautifully together.”

“In the same way they play, they seem to speak in a single voice,” he continued. “The unity of message with the Warriors is the same way we refer to LeBron and his answering some of the hard questions. They did it forcefully, but also civilly, in a way that helps advance conversations.”

“This is an incredible honor and one that certainly signifies our Strength in Numbers philosophy as a team and organization,” Warriors President of Basketball Operations/General Manager Bob Myers said. “Our success is due to the contributions of every single player, coach and staff member in our organization; for Sports Illustrated to recognize this unique dynamic is truly special.”

The Warriors will accept the award during a ceremony in Los Angeles on Tuesday that will air on NBCSN on Thursday.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I have to do a better job with it.” -- Bill Belichick, on preparing the Patriots situationally after the lateral play the Dolphins used to beat them in the last second on Sunday