The 90’s an ERA where a player could literally choke his coach….aaaaaaaah nostalgia

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The 90’s an ERA where a player could literally choke his coach….aaaaaaaah nostalgia

gotemcoach:

#SPREE

The 90’s an ERA where a player could literally choke his coach….aaaaaaaah nostalgia

gotemcoach:

#SPREE

Love this!Great effort by Manute, this isn’t an “hold me back” even tough Anthony Mason would have split him in half!!

Love this!

Great effort by Manute, this isn’t an “hold me back” even tough Anthony Mason would have split him in half!!

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Sweet Sweet

The legend of Sabonis grew after the game. The United States would play Croatia in the gold-medal game eight hours later, allowing for a time gap between the bronze game and the award ceremony. Sabonis and his teammates ventured back to the Olympic dormitory, where Sabonis challenged fellow Olympians in arm wrestling for shots.

One by one, wrestlers and shot putters among them, Sabonis beat them.

By the time of the award ceremony, three Lithuanians did not make it to the podium. Sabonis was one of them.

He was located a couple of days later in one of the women’s Olympic dormitories.

The 90’s, an ERA where a rook would came in the league and cross over the g.o.a.t.

this is some proper NBA 90’s vibes.

this is some proper NBA 90’s vibes.

If not for Richmond’s famous pre-Kings tenure in Golden State as a member of Run TMC, he may have been even more anonymous through the mid-90s.

Tom Ziller on NBA 90’s heroic losers

If not for Richmond’s famous pre-Kings tenure in Golden State as a member of Run TMC, he may have been even more anonymous through the mid-90s.

Tom Ziller on NBA 90’s heroic losers

Kevin Johnson,” Iverson told FOX Sports Live. “It was a situation, coming out of college, I never knew about getting destroyed by nobody. I was always the one on the other end of that, destroying somebody else. I can remember he had gave me 36, nine and nine. It was the first time somebody tore me up like that. I was in the locker room and I was actually crying.”

Allen Iverson choice on the toughest player in the NBA

The first time I played against Rasheed, I got off early in the game and my team won. But man, in the second half, this dude became another person. There wasn’t anything anybody could do with that dude. Nobody, and I mean NOBODY, could stop Rasheed Wallace.That was the first time I really played against a guy that, no matter what a defense did, he could score the ball in so many different ways.Jerry Stackhouse on his first meeting with Rasheed at a Nike Camp.

The first time I played against Rasheed, I got off early in the game and my team won. But man, in the second half, this dude became another person. There wasn’t anything anybody could do with that dude. Nobody, and I mean NOBODY, could stop Rasheed Wallace.

That was the first time I really played against a guy that, no matter what a defense did, he could score the ball in so many different ways.

Jerry Stackhouse on his first meeting with Rasheed at a Nike Camp.

Isaiah Rider on his draft day

If I get in the slam dunk contest I guarantee I’m taking it, I’m telling everybody now

EastBay funk dunk

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JOHN STOCKTON, ON MEETING KARL MALONE:
"He’s just a country kid, and we’re in Salt Lake and I’m just a year into it [his career]. I said to him, ‘We could drive up into the mountains, that’s gorgeous. Or maybe we could…go to the zoo?’ And he said, ‘Zoo? Sounds good. Let’s go.’ So we had a beautiful afternoon there. Pretty peaceful.  
He wasn’t very recognizable at that time and I certainly wasn’t and we walked all around the zoo unaccosted and enjoyed the day looking at the animals.  We’ve been best of friends ever since. He’s a good man from a completely different area than I was and we both felt completely at ease talking to each other. It’s a relationship I’ve been really proud of for the past 30 years.”

Pure bliss gotemcoach:

JOHN STOCKTON, ON MEETING KARL MALONE:
"He’s just a country kid, and we’re in Salt Lake and I’m just a year into it [his career]. I said to him, ‘We could drive up into the mountains, that’s gorgeous. Or maybe we could…go to the zoo?’ And he said, ‘Zoo? Sounds good. Let’s go.’ So we had a beautiful afternoon there. Pretty peaceful.  
He wasn’t very recognizable at that time and I certainly wasn’t and we walked all around the zoo unaccosted and enjoyed the day looking at the animals.  We’ve been best of friends ever since. He’s a good man from a completely different area than I was and we both felt completely at ease talking to each other. It’s a relationship I’ve been really proud of for the past 30 years.”

Pure bliss

gotemcoach:

JOHN STOCKTON, ON MEETING KARL MALONE:

"He’s just a country kid, and we’re in Salt Lake and I’m just a year into it [his career]. I said to him, ‘We could drive up into the mountains, that’s gorgeous. Or maybe we could…go to the zoo?’ And he said, ‘Zoo? Sounds good. Let’s go.’ So we had a beautiful afternoon there. Pretty peaceful. 

He wasn’t very recognizable at that time and I certainly wasn’t and we walked all around the zoo unaccosted and enjoyed the day looking at the animals.  We’ve been best of friends ever since. He’s a good man from a completely different area than I was and we both felt completely at ease talking to each other. It’s a relationship I’ve been really proud of for the past 30 years.”

Pure bliss

You had so many great moments in Cleveland. Is there any in particular that stand out in your mind?
There are just so many, but I’ll just mention one.
I would say one of the biggest moments for me was seeing Larry Nance’s number retired. That was really a special moment. When I came in as a rookie, he embraced me from day one and told the whole team, ‘This is my son. If you need anything from him, you have to talk to me.’

Terrell Brandon on his favourite moment in his time in Cleveland

You had so many great moments in Cleveland. Is there any in particular that stand out in your mind?

There are just so many, but I’ll just mention one.

I would say one of the biggest moments for me was seeing Larry Nance’s number retired. That was really a special moment. When I came in as a rookie, he embraced me from day one and told the whole team, ‘This is my son. If you need anything from him, you have to talk to me.’

Terrell Brandon on his favourite moment in his time in Cleveland

swish

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Nick Van Exel, on defending the Stockton/Malone pick-and-roll:

“Yeah, I got a way to defend it. Bring a bat to the game and kill one of them.”

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