Thursday, November 12, 2009
Every so often, you read a sports story that warms your heart and makes you think of how all humans are interconnected. This NY Times* piece is one of those. It details how some NBA players (notably Jason Kapono and Jameer Nelson) almost never dunk, and Oscar Freaking Robertson never dunked in his entire NBA career. Dwight Howard, whose offensive game is almost entirely predicated on dunks, described Nelson's single NBA dunk as, "He has dunked, I think that was on NBA Live 2005,” Howard said, referring to the video game." Heh.
Take heart, guys. Just as Jerry chose not to run, we can all claim we choose not to dunk.
* Yeah, so I'm reading NYTimes.com while laid up from surgery. Sue me.