Big men who are responsible for manning the paint are going to get dunked on. Science has proven this. Still, there's something so satisfying (to me anyway) about watching Shaquille "I'm the MDE" O'Neal get posterized. Especially after all the poor schmucks he's dunked into the ground over the years.

Here's a video of Alonzo Mourning pounding one down over his one-time nemesis. Not all that earth-shattering. After all, 'Zo was supposed to be able to do that.


Ditto for this one, where MJ walks by Shaq a couple times before flushing on him.


Now we officially enter the twilight zone, as Shaq eats a Spauldingburger served up fresh by Derrick Coleman of all people. Coleman then finger-wags the Diesal, Mutumbo-style.


Ruben Patterson tip-dunks over the big fella. Yup. Ruben Patterson.


Fast foward to the end of this video to watch Shaq get dunked on by the immortal Lawrence "Thunder" Funderburke.


Now watch Shaq's matador defense as he gets dunked on by...Jason Terry. Before watching this clip, I didn't even know Terry could dunk.


During his rookie year, Andrew Bynum made Shaq look like a statue with this dunk.


And here's the ultimate indignity...although it doesn't really qualify as a posterization because Shaq flopped his way out of the poster. Still, it's just sad enough to be included.

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27 Comments:
Anonymous Lucas said...
As a Suns fan, that flop had me calling for Shaq to commit seppuku for dishonoring the game. Watching him knock Bynum on his ass was pretty cool though.

Anonymous dc said...
i remember seeing the bynum dunk on shaq and thinking "hes starting to lose it..the young fellas are creeping up on him"

Anonymous Anonymous said...
So you're NOT going to finish the Livin' Large series...? I mean, it's only been, like, two weeks... longer...??? Thanks for the cartoons, though, Gasoline Alley...

Anonymous Hellshocked said...
If you are a big man and you haven't gotten dunked on then you aren't playing much defense. The reason Shaq rarely gets dunked on (something he seems to take pride in) is because he pretty much doesn't contest shots unless he is 100% sure he won't wind up on the losing side. He would rather give up a free layup than run the moderate risk of a facial. Compare him to Mutombo, for example, who has gotten dunked on dozens and dozens of times (many of them courtesy of Shaq) but who will contest every single shot he is physically able to.

Seeing these clips brought a smile to my face.

Anonymous kazam92 said...
Some good ones but come On Shaq owned Bynum a play earlier.

Blogger htyzrael said...
still think bynum travelled when he got the ball at first... but meh.
and gotta co-sign on Hellshocked, though Aristotles big ass might be a factor in the whole dunking thing

Blogger Cortez said...
"Before watching this clip, I didn't even know Terry could dunk."

You were kidding, right?

Not counting injuries, you should assume EVERY guard in the league can dunk. Easily too.

I remember Randy Brown dunking on Shaq in the middle of the lane off two feet.

Anonymous Nick said...
The way you are taking two weeks to post the final update reminds me of when I was a kid and I knew my parents knew I did something bad, but I would talk about all kinds of other things to avoid the subject.

Blogger Charlie said...
Seriously. No Livin' Large epilogue/updates/whatever, no Footbawful. I should punch you through the internet.

Anonymous Mike said...
Pretty lame, he didn't really get dunked on in any of those clips. Not like Mutombo, Mourning, Bradley, Ostertag, etc.. all got posterized. Not even like Pippen dunked on Ewing.

Blogger plonden said...
With the way people bitch in these comments you would think that we are paying money to read this stuff. This is all free and Bawful puts (I'm sure) an enormous amount of time into this thing. Stay calm and he will post the epilogue when he is ready.

For one, I can't wait for him to post the epilogue just to stop all the complaining about livin' large (although I really enjoyed reading it).

Blogger CassavaLeaf.com said...
Ruben Patterson was good!

OpenID NarSARSsist said...
Update from ESPN: Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated spoke with Antoine Walker Saturday night and wrote in his Twitter account: "Just bumped into Antoine Walker at the MGM, says he is talking to four teams and plans on being in a camp on a non-guaranteed deal next week."

Walker was sent from the Minnesota Timberwolves to the Memphis Grizzlies as part of a 2008 NBA draft night trade. The Grizzlies and Walker agreed to a buyout on December 18, 2008.


That should be fun. Some team is about to see their 3PT attempts spike and their 3PT percentage plummet.

Blogger LA Huey said...
@ NarSARSsist, if that's true, I hope he goes back to the Memphis. If it happened, would they be Basketbawful's official team for the 2009-2010 season?

Anonymous RiDUNKculous said...
Please Bawful, no more fillers, I am in need of some Livin' Large!!!

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Hey, sometimes you gotta make a bitch cry like a Gordon Ramsay victim to get them to fix their shit.

Now post the goddam last livin' large already !

Blogger BadDave said...
RiDUNKculous - That's what she said.

OpenID NarSARSsist said...
LA Huey - You know, the Clippers haven't really botched anything lately. Didn't pull any crazy stunts with their draft pick (like sending it for a first round pick in 2025), dumped Randolph, and avoided the whole AI hoopla, so I think by default, Memphis is already Bawful's Team of the Year. If they did sign Walker, that would probably make them the most extreme team of extraordinary misfits in the history of the league.

WV: Throwel (v): To throw in the towel. "Memphis would be wise to prepare to throwel the season."

Anonymous Zoob said...
Yeah, the phrase 'dunked on' is pretty abused by, shall we call them the mortal spectators of the basketball world?

That Jordan dunk is a great example - Shaq is covering for Jordan's man, then he rotates back to the key in time to see Jordan cross his man and blow past him. Shaq wasn't even close enough to contest the shot, but now he's supposedly "posterised"? That's as weak a claim as the Magic's attempt at team defence.

Blogger Nate Jones said...
You realize that Coleman dunk was the reason Shaq ripped down the backboard in that game. He was so pissed that he got posterized, that he tried to pull down the basket. Whooopss

Blogger LA Huey said...
Shaq's effort on manning the paint is pathetic and shameful. I'll take a 1994-95 Olajuwon over 2000-02 Shaq everytime.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
How did shaq not get ejected for elbowing Bynum? Pathetic. And if thats how he D's up Howard, good luck to the Cavs this year! :o

OpenID NarSARSsist said...
Nate Jones - He wasn't pissed. He just wanted to take it home and hide the evidence.

Blogger BadDave said...
You know, Shaq's a cop. He can do that.

Anonymous dewoof01 said...
Bawful,

I would love to see a comic strip thingy about ron ron's promotional shindig in San Diego. The stories up on ESPN. Sounds great, he doesn't even know where san diego is.

Blogger the differential said...
OMG, I watched the one with Lawrence Funderburke, but I didn't read your description, so when he dunked it, I couldn't see who it was, and the announcer said, "And Stojakavic inside..." and then, after a tiny, tiny pause, "to Funderburke." That pause may have been the weirdest moment of my life thus far. I thought, for that split second, that Peja dunked. On. Shaq. Just a dunk by Peja would scare the hell out of me. But on Shaq? I may never recover.

Anonymous rakeback said...
I had no idea that Shaq had been dunked on so many times. I thought that was Patrick Ewing's job.

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