It’s been a long time…shouldn’t have left you
After months of neglect, I’m bringing back whoslamsharder and with it more opinions about b-ball/NBA that really no one but me cares about.
Some dingdong's thoughts about basketball.
So Sheed is the Detroit Piston’s new assistant coach! A good excuse to post about him and how amazing he is. Everyone knows that Sheed is the king of getting t’d up - in fact, if you type “Rasheed Wallace” into youtube, “technical foul” auto-completes.
Perhaps his most famous and hilarious trait is yelling “BALL DON’T LIE!” every time an opponent misses a foul shot. Here’s an example:
Only Sheed can get ejected for staring at a referee.
And let’s not forget about the infamous “towel incident”
Gonna miss this guy as a player! Glad he’s sticking around the NBA.
Woah, remember that time Bosh yelled at Mario “Super Nintendo” Chalmers? And Joakim Noah taunted them like a deranged baby clown?
Lebron also likes to yell at poor old Chalmers:
Is this an angry head grab, or a heart-to-heart style head grab?
This playoff season, the world was reminded once again that Nate Robinson is a bodmon. Say what you will about Nate, the man hustles. He’s a hustler. Everyday he’s hustlin.
Ya ya he’s emotional, he’s questionable on D, and sometimes he goes totally rogue and throws the ball at the backboard with the force of a thousand angry pigs….but all that is forgotten when Nate steps it up and pulls through with amazing plays.
A few things I love about Nate:
1) His CRAZY hops
Nate is 5’9” and does crazy stuff like dunk over Spud Webb (who is 5’7”) - he (arguably) did it again, three years later, over Dwight Howard (who is 6’11”)
Nate’s hops also enable him to do things like block YAO MING, and LEBRON JAMES. No big deal, they’re just a billion inches taller than him.
2) Shrek and Donkey
In Boston he was “donkey” to Glen Davis’ “Shrek” and won them Game 5 of the NBA finals in 2010.
3) Flu game
Nate’s performance with the Bulls in this year’s NBA playoffs was legendary. The Bulls were missing several key players (Hinrich, Deng, ROSE obviously) so Nate had to step it up and make plays. Nate seriously went buck and played his heart out. In Game 6, despite battling the flu, Nate played - he took multiple puke breaks, but he played and scored 18 points.
4) He elicits this kind of reaction from fans:
“God blessed me with a lot of heart and no height, and I’ll take that any day,” - Nate Robinson
The second installment of NBA NERDS is finally here!
Good old Tim Duncan, your favorite player you love to forget about. They should call Tim Duncan “Big Fundamental” cause he plays beautiful, textbook basketball. The problem is, he’s kind of a snoozebot. He’s sooooo serious. It’s like, we get it, Professor Nerdlinger, you’re a thinker as well as an elite athlete. It doesn’t matter though, you can’t stay mad at him because he’s lovable in his own nerdbombery way.
A few facts you may not know about Tim Duncan, none of which will be surprising.
1) He’s super into Dungeons and Dragons.
2) He collects swords.
3) He loves playing paintball - rumour has it that he built his own paintball course.
4) When he first joined the NBA he wanted his nickname to be Merlin but no one would agree to call him that.
5) He may or may not dress up and attend Renaissance fairs.
6) His favorite actor is KEVIN. SPACEY.
Had enough yet? Too bad, I saved the best for last. Tim Duncan has a Merlin tattoo AND a court jester tattoo.
It’s pretty hilarious, but the thing is, nerdy mcgoo is also really good at doing stuff like this: