Basketbawful reader Simas sent in the following e-mail: "I live in Lithuania and last season two players from the USA played for my team -- Zalgiris Kaunas. The two guys were great friends: DeJuan Collins and Marcus Brown. The one was spectacular playmaker, the other a fabulous shooter. Since there is no David Stern, they could speak to the media however they wanted to. As a result, the interviews were HILARIOUS and the fans loved them. You wil never see this in the NBA. Check them out." Simas then provided a list of some really funny videos. Here they are...very much worth a watch.

1. The missing DVD:

2. "I'll bite the camera! Om nom!":

3. Silent comments:

4. "I saved 20 percent on my car insurance...and tried to take that energy into today":

5. The correlation between porn and oncourt performance:

There are some other gems on YouTube, like this video in which Collins explains that "If they're not ready, we're gonna bust their ass." Honestly, these interviews remind me of the late-80s and early-90s when guys like Mychal Thompson, Kevin McHale and Charles Barkley were allowed to speak their minds a little more freely than are today's players. Although, to be honest, we still get this kind of material from Shaq. You know, when he's not demanding more shots and questioning why his team's offense isn't run primarily (read that: only) through him.

This sort of goes along with Tuesday's post about Johnny Most. Passion and humor are largely spontaneous things. And I tend to think the NBA would be a much more interesting league to follow if Stern let his players off the leash a little.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...
NBA players make alot of money they can afford to say things like this once in a while. With Spree being the exception

Blogger stephanie g said...
So the key to basketball success is to eat chicken, put on chapstick, and watch some porn? Take note, NBA GMs. Although I sometimes wonder if certain NBA players get some of the real thing before a game, they seem a little TOO relaxed.

Blogger Wild Yams said...
I love that first interviewee starting off by quoting the rapping girl in the bar from Coming to America.

Blogger lordhenry said...
Some of this does remind me of sir Charles' interviews from the late 80s and early 90s, in that these guys say stuff that makes you stop and say, "whaaa? did he just say that? did I hear that right?" Maybe we could take a hint from the euros and relax the censorship of the tele just a little.

Lord Mamba laughs, "You think the NBA is censored now, wait till I take over! KG won't have to get down on his hands and knees to bark like a dog, he won't have to! I will grant his wish and TURN him into a dog BWHAHAHAHAHA! I'll also turn Luke Walton into a cat cuz he's a........."