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Michael Jordan and Larry Bird aren't walking through that door...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Rumpleforeskin, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    The NBA added "HORSE" to its All-Star Game festivities.


    Destined to suck or could it be entertaining?
  2. Cousin Jeffrey

    Cousin Jeffrey Active Member

    If Bill Simmons doesn't credit for this, his head is going to explode. He suggested this years ago.
  3. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    To me, much, much, much better than the slam dunk contest. There's only so much you can do in regard to dunking a basketball, and it's pretty much all been done.
  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Dear NBA: Please don't give Simmons credit for this. :D

    This might actually get me to watch something connected to the NBA.
  5. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Like the idea. Don't like that it's got two hours to be completed.

    How many people are going watch this for that long?
  6. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    The best part of HORSE is setting the pre-game rules. Can you call which hand to shoot with (right, left, strong or weak)? Can you call slapping the backboard or dunking when playing against a shorter player? How similar can your shots be?

    I wonder how they handle it
  7. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Whither 2-Ball?
  8. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    If this doesn't turn into a trick-shot competition, it'll be boring.

    But if the NBA players are shooting behind their backs or shooting underhanded 3-pointers, it's got potential.
  9. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    I'm curious to see who'll be in it. The league used to have these HORSE contests back in the 70s when it was dominated by guys like Maravich and Gervin who could do some amazing things. But the league doesn't really have many of those trick shot artist types anymore, the emphasis on athletic ability and size has pushed a lot of those magician types out of the league. Ideally, this should be an exhibition of amazing skill, but I could see it backfiring if they choose the wrong participants.
  10. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    I would expect Steve Nash to participate. He would be a good get for his soccer ability and a lot of people remember his header to Amare in the 2006(?) Slam Dunk Contest.
  11. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    This definitely has potential.
  12. Isn't the dunk contest pretty much a game of HORSE anyway?
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