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.