During the 1981-82 season, Caldwell Jones ranked 9th in total blocked shots, 9th in blocks per game, and made the All-Defensive First Team. Those honors make the fact that he got posterized by a one-handed dunk from a white guy who was specifically known for his lack of jumping ability that much more awesome.

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Blogger Adam said...
I couldn't help but chuckle at "'In your face!', as they say!"

It's so weird to look at the play styles of that era and how almost foreign they seem compared to today's.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
http://www.twitvid.com/57D11

Definetly a WOTN!

Blogger Ben and Melissa said...
Mario Elie, unintentionally dirty quote machine:

"Sometimes I give it to them a little harder, and I've got to learn to give it to them smoother."

http://www.sacbee.com/2010/03/12/2601737/kings-assistant-elie-speaks-his.html

Anonymous Anonymous said...
next time some nostalgic dick tries to complain about today's game as not being as good as in the 80's i'm going to point them to this snooze-fest

Anonymous ClipsFan said...
Check out this bawful pic of the many faces of Mike Dunleavy

http://tinyurl.com/dumbleavy <pic

Blogger Cortez said...
"next time some nostalgic dick tries to complain about today's game as not being as good as in the 80's i'm going to point them to this snooze-fest"

Hell yeah!

Where are all the pointless between the leg dribbles and the desperate drives to the basket flailing around begging for a foul instead of making that dumb-ass extra pass?

Lazy bums!

Blogger Robert Runyon said...
I've never loved any play call ever more than "In your face, as they say."

Blogger gordon gartrelle said...
This has nothing to do with anything, but I think you all should consider removing Joakim Noah from the bawful banner.

A pic of him in his draft day suit smiling that goofy grin would be fine, but as much as I can't stand him, I can't deny that he's a pretty solid player.

Blogger zyth said...
oh my God 1;15 mark of the cavs:sixers recap. "Mike Brown a coaching genius"

Anonymous Stotts Era said...
"'In your face!!' as they say"

great great quote

Blogger JimmySlattery said...
Anyone count how many steps Leapin' Larry takes there? I know they were only itty-bitty teeny-tiny Babe Ruth-rounding-the bases steps, but there's at least four of them

Anonymous Wormboy said...
You know, I don't really agree with the whole "posterization" thing. A good defender steps up and tries to defend the basket, and does so because it is a critical part of team success. Even the best ever will get burned with some frequency. The point is to get a hand in the face.

But in the mano-a-mano war metaphor that has dominated the NBA for over a decade, it is seen as domination, frequently in sexist terms. Fact is, I admire a player that tries to alter the shot while not picking up the foul. He should be praised. And if I guy makes the dunk, he should be praised for making a tough shot, not for "posterizing."

Part of the reason I don't like it is that players have become so conscious of their reputations. Consequently, some won't even challenge a shot that way for fear of being posterized.

In other words, the John Starks dunk should be remembered for it being THE John Starks dunk, not for whom he dunked over.

Blogger AnacondaHL said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Wtf!

At first i thought this was some funny self-made trailer for the real game, but if they're gonna publish it like that, it is the biggest piece of crap i've ever seen.

I've played better basketball games on my SNES!

Anonymous winnetou said...
Reminder, tonight is the premiere of winning time: reggie miller vs the new york knicks.

Also, agree with Wormboy, and let's have an extra round of praise for Manu

Anonymous Pistoletti said...
Even Matt Bonner is shooting over the backboard now. Apparently there is nothing special about it anymore.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CHNbxl2fvE

Blogger Will said...
I nominate [school name removed] for WOTW. They managed just 11 points in the 1st half against Minnesota and shot just 27.6% for the game. They only had 2 players with more than 5 points. I would hate to be Basketbawful or Bad Dave right now.

Anonymous ClipsFan said...
So they were just praising Anderson "Sideshow Bob" Varejao on ABC during the Cavs-Celtics game and Mark Jackson said "He's so good, he just has his DNA all over everything"

unintentional dirty quote machine

Blogger Hajt said...
Toronto shoots 10% better than portland nad loses. Awesome.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Not related to basketball but still this would count as footbawlful/soccerbawlful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOXDqeosDvg

Sent off in the span of 89 seconds with 2 boneheaded moves! Utter and total fail.

Blogger Vasco said...
LeBron James giving a definition for CPU in "fuck you mode": http://www.nba.com/video/games/cavaliers/2010/03/14/0020900984_BOS_CLE_play2.nba/

Anonymous winnetou said...
Imho FU mode requires the player's team missing all their easy shots in addition to the opponent hitting everything. ;)

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