Friday, April 24, 2009

Point Seen, Money Gone

This past Saturday, ESPN counted down the ten best plays of the 2008-2009 basketball season. Just for fun, Snoop Dogg joined the 'best play' guys and offered his unique brand of marijuana-inspired commentary, during which he referred to Bryan Westbrook as his nephew, mispronounced the names of about 1/3 of the players in the league, imitated Larry the Cable Guy, went out of his way to insult Patrick Ewing, and went down in broadcasting history with the following call: "No-look to the left side to my main man Trey - Trevor Ariza . . . for shizza." Really, it was one of the more entertaining four minutes of television I've seen since The Simpsons was in its heyday. I don't really care that Snoop Dogg became a corny self-parody around the year 1999 and never looked back, because he's still one of the coolest guys in America.

Also, for the record, the best play of the 2008-2009 season was the #2 play on this list - Dwyane Wade's buzzer-beating steal/breakaway/running three-pointer against the Chicago Bulls. Taking nothing away from Devin Harris' 3/4-court shot, it was a fluke that should have been called for a travelling violation. Wade's play is about as good as it gets in the NBA. For shizza.


Anonymous said...

Why 1999? Any reason for that year in particular?

Anonymous said...

definitely NOT a travel