Ok, the scene is set. Team USA was 7-0 and well on its way to a perfect 8-0 Olympic Games record and a gold medal. Vince Carter took it to a new level. I’ll let the video do the rest of the explaining:
This is one of my all-time favorite dunk contest dunks ever. So it may not be flashy, but think of the athletic ability it takes to jump under the backboard, avoid it, rise back up and throw it down.
Somehow Iggy did not win the dunk contest in 2006, even though champion Nate Robinson used 14 attempts to finally finish one of his dunks. Iguodala’s performance in the 2006 contest is one of the most complete, top to bottom, of all time, and here is the best of the bunch:
This play is the epitome of Iverson’s career. Sick handles, clutch shot, finished with a taunt. Love him or hate him, he was one of the most talented players of the last 20 years, especially given that he was six-foot with platform shoes on. If you don’t pump your fist after watching this, then something is wrong…
Down 74-64 with 1:02 left against the 16-4 Spurs. Game over, right? Wrong.
Tracy McGrady led a furious comeback and earned an 81-80 win for Houston. In the process, he dropped 13 points in the final 35 seconds of the game. Incredible, and one of the best individual performances in NBA history.
Admit it, when you played rec league basketball as a kid, you dressed like a clown. You wore the headband, or the armbands, or cut your sleeves off, and you know you wore high socks once or twice too.
I’m not talking about the mid-calf socks everyone wears now. I mean the knee-high logoman socks. Either I grew up in a strange town (which I’m not denying) or every young stud basketball player had his “Keith Van Horn” moment, with those exact knee-high socks.
Remember him? The tall, skinny dude from Utah who played on two Eastern Conference champion New Jersey Nets squads. He was perhaps best known for his high socks, but Van Horn had some solid seasons in his career. Let’s take a short look on today’s edition of #RememberWhen:
Here at Going The Distance, we like to sprinkle in some randomness into your daily lives. A new theme, called #RememberWhen, allows us to refresh your memory by posting some of the most random events in sports. Whether it is an amazing stat line, an odd story, or just a funny moment, #RememberWhen will make you go “Oh Yea!”. With that, here’s our very first post. Remember when Kelley Washington scored a touchdown and did “the squirrel”?