The UCLA Bruins broke the California Golden Bears last night, 86-66, and there was one image that summed up how UCLA did it. There was one image that has showed how the UCLA Bruin basketball program is starting to re-emerge as a power.
This image, which was passed through Twitter, leaves a lasting impression of how UCLA is doing lately, NAY, how they have been doing in the Twitter era.
I am going to break the “Fourth Wall” right now and address you, the reader. I, Mike W.R., had seen this image in a fleeting glimpse. I saw it and momentarily felt the joy of a thousand Wears. The image struck me as awe-inspiring. It was a moment that made me very proud.
Unfortunately, I saw it with no DVR.
So I went to Twitter to ask if anyone had seen this moment of pride and dominance. Two of these fans, these supporters of Bruin basketball, had come through and delivered the single greatest image, to date, of a definitive moment in UCLA history… during the Twitter era, as stated before.
— Cynthia (@CynthiaInCali) February 20, 2014
Are you not proud? Thank you @CynthiaInCali and also @Karen_darling3 for these images!
— Karen (@Karen_darling3) February 20, 2014
Travis Wear, who finished with 13 points on the night, posed for an image that will forever be in this Bruin fan’s memory.
On a night when the Bruins came into Haas Pavilion, a place they have not won in years, and dominated a very good Golden Bear squad, Wear had the shot of the evening.
UCLA has had a tumultuous season on and off the court in the last year, but at this point in time, these Bruins are proving that they are a force to be reckoned with, especially with tournament season quickly approaching. Just like the Wu-Tang Clan, the UCLA Bruins are not anything to mess with.
Travis Wear, you flex those muscles and show that the force of UCLA is coming. You and the Bruins earned it. Now somebody, please, make a T-shirt out of that image!