Broken Backboards Make Amazing Images
In the past few months, there have been some new sports pictures that have really grown legs in a viral manner, thanks to the power of Twitter, Facebook, et al. Both the LeBron/Dwyane Wade picture and the Tiger Woods/Cigar Guy images resonated around the sports world, thanks to power of social media. In fact, some consider the D-Wade/James picture to be one of the best basketball images ever captured. While I’m partial to the Michael Jordan free throw dunk, the appeal of both is easy to understand: they’re incredible images.
But then again, so is this one:
That, friends, is a freeze-frame of former NBA’er Rafael Araujo in mid-backboard shatter, which he did during a FIBA Americas League game in Brazil. If you want to see the video — which is less impressive than the freeze-frame — HuffPo has it. While I’m not expecting this image to become as popular as “Wade’s Wings” or “Cigar Guy,” it does demonstrate there a ton of incredible images in the sports world, and because of that, there will never truly be a “best ever.”