I guess everybody wants to be like Kobe. Thanks to Basketbawful reader Hannah L. for sending in the picture, which I'm hoping sets off a new round of Street Fighter II discussions. Because, seriously, if that's not the beginning of a flash kick, I don't know what is...

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Update! Thanks to AnacondaHL for the Photoshoppery:

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Yes, this is the beginning of a flash kick.

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28 Comments:
Blogger Wild Yams said...
Actually that was a flagrant foul by Luke Walton. Maybe all of Lord Mamba's picking on Son of Walton are finally getting to him.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
C'mon man...get with the times! Street Fighter 4 (or IV, as it's called) just came out.

Anonymous AK Dave said...
Russel Westbrook = Guile (awesome flash kick!)

Anonymous AK Dave said...
That is going to combo for two hits and Walton is going to be dizzy when he gets up, leaving him open for the suplex.

Anonymous Hellshocked said...
References to William Francis Guile and Re-Animator in the same week. God bless this site.

Blogger Wild Yams said...
Mr. Bawful, since Starbury's on the Bsketbawful Mt. Rushmore, can we get the official Bawful take on Starbury's probable signing with the Celtics? Evil Ted should probably weigh in on this one as well.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
The ESPN recap of the Rockets game from yesterday has Yao bonking 2 successive dunks. Definately need another Yao watch...

Blogger AnacondaHL said...
I think an NBA crossover is needed in these 10-steps how not to suck at SF II.

Or for you Ken fans. (pic may not work, can't test due to work filters).

Anonymous AK Dave said...
AnacondaHL-

That 10-steps is rofl-icious! Where do you find this crap? Christ, man. Well done!

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Hey, can ET photoshop that pic to have a trailing "flash" behind Westbrook's outstretched leg? That would make this post even more epic.

Blogger AnacondaHL said...
AK Dave: Just doing my job as a grizzled Internet veteran.

Anonymous: If no one has done this by the time I get home, I shall use the powers of GIMP to make it so.

Anonymous Jai said...
Hey Bawful, any chance maybe someday you'll do a "guys with bald heads that really shouldn't have bald heads" article? Maybe that would help ease the irritation I feel whenever I see Shane Battier or Al Harrington's foreskin heads...

OpenID phelan said...
ewwwww, really didn't need to remind me of al harrington's head Jai >_<

and i'm still laughing over the SFII Top 10 link. absolute gold.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Luuuuuuuuuuke!!

Blogger lordhenry said...
Damn, Luke is clearly going for Zangief's running grab/power-bomb, only to be foiled by westbrook's timely use of the flash kick.

AK dave--Bah, screw the suplex, you NEED to use the ultra-hyper combo after that.......

Blogger AnacondaHL said...

Anonymous Victor said...
i nominate Vince Carter for Wotn he is starting to lose his status as star on the New Jersey nets.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
uh oh, maybe the clippers arent who we knew they are...or maybe the celtics arent who we thought they were *brain explodes*

Blogger Junior said...
True Bawful:

2:18 MEM - M. Conley defensive rebound
2:20 IND - R. Nesterovic misses a 17-foot jumper along the right baseline
2:36 IND - Team rebound
2:36 IND - R. Nesterovic offensive rebound
2:36 IND - R. Nesterovic misses a 3-foot jumper in the lane
2:36 IND - R. Nesterovic offensive rebound
2:36 IND - R. Nesterovic misses a layup


Memo to Nesterovic: if you missed a 3-foot jumper, you will miss a 17-foot

Anonymous Jaro said...
so the question now is are "they, who are who we thought they were" really "them, that are who we thought they were". the answer, not the not-Answer, is simple: yes, they are. just this time got lucky.

Blogger reuben said...
I suppose at some point your going to have to make fun of Starbury's "Your caught up in basketball, get caught up in life" comment to Eddy House. However sometimes I catch myself hitting refresh on random blogs hoping they just finished updating, and those words haunt me.

Blogger AnacondaHL said...

Anonymous AK Dave said...
@Lordhenry-

Damn; I still don't have IV!

In the old SF2turbo days guile didn't have any great combos (unless the cpu was playing him and he could do his instant-sonic booms and walking forward flash-kicks and such), so I used the throws a lot.

@AnacondaHL- NICE!!! That was exactly what I was talking about. Bonus points for adding the hair! +1 to you, sir.

Anonymous BettorFan said...
I'm lovin' your NBA - MMA Crossover pics.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
doesn't anyone see it? the Lakers were saluting HAIL WESTBROOK!

Anonymous big tuna said...
AnacondaHL - OKC would like to know where to find that guile flowchart on the interweb

Blogger AnacondaHL said...
big tuna - Oh, that's easy

1) When your opponent sends the HADOUKEN barrage at you, charge BACK for two seconds to counter attack in an obscenely obvious way.
2) lol.
3) Die.
4) Comb your hair.
5) When your opponent continually SHORYUKEN's you, charge DOWN for two seconds to counter attack in an obscenely obvious way.
6) rofl.
7) Die.
8) On the next Character Select screen, choose Ryu or Ken and follow the previously posted guidelines.

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