We showed you Chris Paul do it. We showed you Walter Herrmann TRYING to do it. Now watch with what I can only assume will be schoolgirl glee as Scottie Pippen inbounds the ball off the back of Danny Ainge and retrieves it for an easy dunk...in Game 3 of the 1993 NBA Finals! (Start watching at the 1:58 mark.) This is, without question, the single greatest moment of inbounding history.


Many thanks to Basketbawful reader kaze for tracking this one down.

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16 Comments:
Blogger cm said...
Start at the :54 second mark (highlite #7), and count how many steps Jordan makes before his first dribble

Blogger Basketbawful said...
cm -- Yes, throughout his career, Jordan was routinely allowed to get the advantage on his defender by doing those quick foot shuffles. It was hard enough to stop MJ as it was...yet the refs saw fit to allow him to travel virtually every time he made a one-on-one move. And don't get me started about that one-arm wipeoff he used to pull...

Anonymous DKH said...
Ha, someone beat me to the traveling comment.

Blogger Kevin said...
Basketbawful: You mean his left arm that he drove between defenders like a lance to make room for himself? You'd think how often he did it was totally legal.

Blogger chris said...
Bawful: And this is why we need to do an All-Time Crustacean Ranking at some point, to see which players in the Association were most effective at using the oh-so-legal crab dribble in regular play.

Anonymous Axel Foley said...
That is why Pippen was the man. That and his epic slam over Mr. Patrick Chewing.

Blogger Basketbawful said...
Kevin -- Yup. That's the one. Although at times you could replace "lance" with "battering ram."

chris -- Let's do it. Email me.

Anonymous Axel Foley said...
I actually liked the wraparound, the wipeoff, the pushoff, and just pushing in general. That sorta stuff kinda evened the handchecking out and i feel that it intensified the game and got the players fired up. Without all of the Jordan pushing maybe this wouldve never happened. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h18Ejq2Qwx8

And we all know Bawful loved that.

Blogger AnacondaHL said...
Bawful, are you ever going to explain what happened to Footbawful? Vick saying he could play for 10-12 more years, while lining up a job at a construction company. Since the postseason, that site was writing itself, atleast give it a proper burial!

Tonight's gonna be a very fun bawful night, a lot of teams have the chance to earn an "o" next to their team name.

Blogger starang said...
Ouch....#1 hurts. I'll never forget that shot.

Blogger Dunpizzle said...
Looks like there was an extra match scheduled at Wrestlemania..... starring Kobe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCmo13VKkB8

Blogger Thom said...
Dunk of the year officially goes to Durrell Summers. So many factors make it the best:

1. IN THE 2ND HALF OF THE FINAL FOUR
2. Stopped a UCONN run
3. The first dunk I've seen in years where I actually jumped up and and screamed, "OHHHHH!!!!" in sheer astonishment
4. Over Stanley Robinson, who would finish in a strong 3rd to Charles Oakley and Jason Maxiell in a baby-eating contest
5. OH!!!!!!!!!
6. Instant youtube sensation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uctl6Q7pACE

Blogger Headless Chicken said...
That is indeed the one moment in inbounding history. Indeed.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
And play 4, wouldn't that be an ofensive foul?? Defender is standing still, JOrdan bumps at him... IF the ref let it slide, ok, contact is nice and all... but basket AND foul???

Signed by
"still pissed about the 98 finals!!"

Anonymous Anonymous said...
cm -- Is counting Jordan's steps like one of those contests where you try to guess the number of jelly beans in the jar?

Thom -- Agreed on the Summers dunk, with an add to your list:
The shot where the defender got more of the ball than on any other made field goal in hoops history.

Anonymous rakeback said...
Scottie was more than just Jordan's sidekick. He was one of the top 5 defensive player in the league and a great all around player. He never got the credit he deserved for winning all those championships.

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