When he’s not peeing in towels, Bill Walker likes showing off his athleticism with assorted dunks and assorted frivolity. Just ask Andrew Bogut, who made the mistake of not jumping high enough while trying to block Walker’s dunk attempt. The result was pretty fierce.
You can tell by the expression on Walker’s face.
Nevertheless, the Milwaukee Bucks got the last laugh by beating the Knicks down by 27 points. Maybe Bogut was feeling charitable and let Walker finish the dunk so he and his Knicks teammates wouldn’t get disillusioned. The question for Bucks fans is, at 3-5, now a good time to “Fear the Deer,” or will their team continue to be maddeningly inconsistent?
Clearly, Kevin Garnett is a lightning rod. Whether it his gesticulations and jawing after, well, anything good for the Celtics happens, or his desire to get under the opponent’s skin, KG is obviously no longer the gentle giant he was portrayed to be while in Minnesota. Furthermore, he seems to embrace this new “bad guy” persona, and he never misses a chance to try and get under the skin of whichever opponent he’s around.
Just ask Andrew Bogut and Charlie Villanueva for the most current confirmation. Garnett dunked in Bogut’s general vicinity and decided to pop his elbow out, and into Bogut’s chest after he landed. Bogut was none-to-pleased and let KG know about it:
I probably should’ve put this in the previous post, but evidently, today is Bango the Mascot day. The following stunt is, for lack of a better word, insane. The commitment to upping the ante when it comes to mascot performances is impressive, and the result is even more so.
Here’s a warning to any Atlanta Hawks fans patronizing the downtown Milwaukee area: Watch your back — especially if you are wearing an Al Horford jersey. Thanks to nice flip of the script, in this case, a deer will be hunting you. It’s not just any deer, mind you. No, I’m talking about Bango, the Milwaukee Bucks mascot. Bango has been on a mission to terrorize anyone he catches wearing such offending clothing, something the following video demonstrates quite nicely.
Before I embed the footage, I should warn viewers the images they are about to see may not be safe for sensitive viewers; unless, of course, you like seeing folks in Al Horford jerseys get victimized in public Port-A-Potties.
While he might not be playing due to a gruesome elbow injury, that doesn’t mean Milwaukee Bucks center Andrew Bogut isn’t enjoying the NBA Playoffs, especially when his team is playing at home. In case you missed it, during the Bucks’ win in Game 3, Bucks fans serenaded Bogut with the Australian National Team chant towards the end of their Game 3 blowout of the Atlanta Hawks, who, apparently, don’t like winning basketball games when they aren’t playing at home.
To say Bogut enjoyed hearing the chant from Bucks fans would be an understatement; something the following animated gif demonstrates nicely.
Brandon Jennings is once again rocking the high top fade he first broke out in the McDonald’s All-American game a couple of years ago. Much like last time, my reaction to the Jennings’ high top is “fantastic.” “Awesome” comes into play as well, but then again, there’s no need to gush. Bonus: The Bucks beat the New Jersey Nets last night, and while that’s already old-hat this season, it does mean “High Top” Jennings is 1-0. Conversely, Jennings didn’t have his best performance as a Buck, scoring nine points (3-9 shooting) with three assists and two turnovers.
The high top giveth and the high top taketh, apparently. Nevertheless, here’s hoping the current favorite for Rookie of the Year keeps that awesome cut for the rest of the season.
This what Kobe’s block-that-was-a-charge aided game-winner sounds like from the perspective of the Milwaukee Bucks announcers. Instead of saying “miss it,” perhaps the announcers should try yelling “Noonan” next time, for all the good it did. Oh, and be on the look out for the surprised female Bucks fan at the 48 second mark. Apparently, she hadn’t seen Bryant’s heart-ripping ability in person and was quite shocked at what she witnessed.
I even took a screenshot for you:
Perhaps he should drop the “Black Mamba” moniker for something a little more accurate… Something like “Heart Breaker” or “Heart Ripper Outer.” You know, for accuracy’s sake.
You know how a picture paints a thousand words? Well, sometimes in sports, one play can serve as a microcosm for the season to date. A great defensive play, followed by a nasty dunk or a timely basket can easily be such a reminder, but what happens if you are the receiving end of such a play? That can be used to sum up your efforts, as well.
Just ask the winless New Jersey Nets.
If, perhaps, you are wondering how and why a team can be so ineffective (I.E., bad), just watch the lead video. Three missed layups and one lazy pass later, Milwaukee Bucks rookie sensation Brandon Jennings collects a steal, explodes between the Nets he just stole it from, races down the court and finishes with a two-handed dunk.
That, friends, is ineffective basketball at its finest. 0-12 records don’t grow on trees. You have to work at being this bad, and poor efforts like the one I just described go a long way towards a team being winless almost a month into the season.