Saturday, May 05, 2007
From Bill Simmons' Friday NBA post:
"In the late '80s, my buddy Bish and I dunked on a 9-foot rim for two hours with a video camera filming, then spliced it into a dunk video with a Michael McDonald song in the background. (Yes, all copies have been destroyed. As far as you know.)"Reading that made me immediately think of a video I discovered on YouTube a couple of months ago and squirreled away for just such an occasion. As the description so eloquently states, "3 white boys won't stop dunkin' on a 6ft tall playground basketball hoop because they can't stop dunkin' on a 6ft tall playground basketball hoop."
How amazing is this? I know it's not Simmons, of course, but it has to be close to what happened on that day nearly twenty years ago. Right? Sure, the height of the hoop is slightly different, and we have to pretend that House or J-Bug was actually on hand for the event, and there's no Michael McDonald soundtrack, but it can't be far from reality. It just can't.