Ever wonder just how different things are now from way back when? We did, too. So here you go. Enjoy.
Don’t you think Lakers forward Adam Morrison could double for Leonardo DiCaprio? (We think so, especially when Leo’s sporting a Wookie rug on his face like in “Blood Diamond.”)
Do you think there is a resemblance?
Remember how terrible Bob Saget was as the host of America’s Funniest Home Videos? Well, we were thinking about what stupid joke he would have used if he were introducing this blooper of a mascot trying to dunk a basketball by hitting a trampoline … and smashing his mug on the rim:
[Really loud bee buzzing as video rolls]
Bob Saget: You can catch more hornets with nets than you can with honey!
On second thought, that may be too funny for Saget on that show. At least the video of the guy smacking his face on the rim is still cool.
Here’s what we came up with. How about you?
Both Larry Hughes and Chris Wilcox have been traded to the New York Knicks. As a result of the timing of the deal, the above-average ballers will now forever be linked… much like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (Brangelina) or Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner/Lopez (Bennifer).
In the vein of these vogue celebrity names, what do you think Hughes and Wilcox’s name would be? We actually know the answer, but are too classy to tell you here. But if you go to USAToday.com and enter their last names into their generator (Hughes first), it should give you a good idea. Here’s the link.
Here’s the scenario: You are a pro basketball player, and you are a baller. You were the first player to successfully do a front-flip dunk from the foul line during a game. LeBron told the press that he’s afraid to matchup against you one-on-one. You’ve won lots of trophies and even more NBA accolades. But you’re missing a signature shoe line! So now you have to pick one of these:
Nike Air Force 180 Pump — 1992
David Robinson sported these kicks during the 1992 season. The Admiral loved his high tops almost as much as he loved jacking up his game shorts so they’d hang at mid-thigh.
Air Jordan XI — 1995
Perhaps the most popular shoe of all-time, the Air Jordan XI represent b-ball shoe perfection to some. To critics, they look like space boots.
LeBron James Zoom Soldier II — 2008
Let’s face it: LeBron could wear blocks of concrete on his feet and they’d be top-sellers at the shoe store. However, these aren’t that awful looking, really. But do you want to wear the shoes of a guy that’s scared to guard you? That’s something to consider.
Shaqnosis — 1992
Careful, don’t stare at these too long or you might get vertigo.
They did put consumers in a trance, as these Reebok’s sold well and certainly were a memorable design.
Converse Aero Jam — 1993
Remember when people would say “LJ” and mean former Hornets and Knicks forward Larry Johnson, not LeBron?
These Converse had the React juice, which was apparently so popular and legit that these days it’s mentioned about as much as Johnson’s alter ego — Grandmama.
adidas KB8 — 1999
Notice how we separated Kobe’s shoes from Shaq’s? We’re on top of stuff like that.
At first glance, the shoe look big and bulky. But after a second look, it looks, well, big and bulky. They would never work today, since the KB24 doesn’t have the same ring as KB8.
Reebok Question — 1996
Practice? These sneakers are gamers, and we’re sitting here talking about … practice. Allen Iverson — then a member of the 76ers — was the inspiration behind one of Reebok’s most popular models in history.
Which shoes do you pick and why?