Basketball is the most democratic of sports. Each player has to be able to do everything: score, rebound, play defense, be seven feet tall. As the sports world gets ready to crown a new hoops champion, there’s no better time to get reacquainted with these aficionados of the hardwood.
THE MOMENT OF TRUTH
Shooting a free throw is one of the most anxiety-inducing plays in basketball, and Grover is feeling the pressure. Good thing his big brother’s there for him.
#HASHTAGWARS – #NewNBATeams
Pro basketball is always expanding into new cities, which can mean only one thing: new team names. So Jon Rudnitsky, Steve Byrne and Dulcé Sloan are here to pitch some ideas. League offices, take note.
SHAQUILLE O’NEAL’S SAVING GRACE
Without basketball, Shaq’s life would have been much different. And much worse.
GEORGE AND GIL LACE ’EM UP
What the “Oh, Hello” hosts lack in fundamentals, they make up for in being slow and weak.
HOOPS ANNOUNCERS SPEAK HONESTLY
If you can’t shout random, nonsensical words while professionally calling a basketball game, then when can you? Skerplakus. That’s when.
MONTEZ TAKES FLIGHT
This TelAmeriCorp employee will do anything to prove he’s good at basketball, short of becoming good at basketball.