I always love it when a personal workday email chain suddenly gathers some life and makes me forget that I’m a 40 something “professional” with grown up responsibilities. This morning a friend back East sent out this shot of Dr. J to a small group of guys and the ensuing reply’s had me laughing for hours. Below is a classic example of a chain gone awry.
EJ: Past his prime, two bulky knee braces, shoes with zero support, and yet the Dr. still has a 50″ vertical, forehead at rim level, ‘fro six inches above the goal. Honestly?! Absolutely amazing!
DB: The shorts, the knee “sleeves,” and the socks are notable. The vertical is not normal.
SB: We’re all clear this is photoshop, right?
DM: Is that Will Perdue?
DB: Thought no one would get that. Amazing. The lighting makes him look like Julius, but you’re absolutely right. That is Will Perdue, with the Bulls, in 95. Had no idea he could jump like that. And I have no clue why he’s wearing a 76ers jersey. Must have been the All-Star game … or Halloween. Funny guy that Will Perdue.
BB: No doubt Perdue had sick hops back in the day but nobody could jump like Larry Bird in the pic below:
How about Serena Williams in this shot at Wimbledon in 07 …
DM: Serena is amazing… On GRASS. Not so much on clay.
DB: All this is true. Sort of the way you were once straight.
In this dunk Chambers took off vert and hovered like that for 2.3 secs before windmilling. God they were cool back then. Didn’t need jet packs in the ’80’s!
Here’s Chambers again, throwing down on two of the lead singers from ABBA and one of their lighting dudes.
DB: By the way, can we talk about Nance’s left thigh in the shot above? Holy schnitkers