In preparation for the oncoming Hall of Fame weekend in the US (Sep 10-12), I’ve naturally been privy to all the hype, particularly when I go YouTube-ing (which I tend to do when I’m
working bored). It’s hard not to be. You can always tell what the NBA’s trying to cook up if you notice an inordinate number of NBA sponsored YouTube videos re a particular player or event. For example, if it’s All-Star weekend, nearly every basketball video on YouTube’s front page is showing All-Star games, interviews leading to All-Star games, etc. (assuming of course, that you have a YouTube account), and so on.
At any rate, the one thing I know that’s hard to find on YouTube are John Stockton related material, but since a few weeks ago, that’s been radically changed. Highlights and more highlight reels abound, but today I think I’ve found the best.
It’s a photo gallery put together by a fan no less (the best player materials are always made by fans, owing to the fact there’s much love involved whilst creating them), and by no less than J.E. Skeets of Ball Don’t Lie.
So listen guys (I’m serious here). If you played any level of ball back in the 90’s and onwards, and had ever appreciated the pasty white, tight shorted PG of the Utah Jazz, you know, the guy with all those assists, then you need to turn down the lights if you can, and put on some earphones to block out the noise, before you click this link. Verrry important that you be cool as you watch this. Don’t tell me I didn’t warn you.
Yeah I know there are other players about to be inducted, such as one David Robinson and yeah, this guy named Michael Jor-something (who probably deserves a whole year devoted to just him), but today, I just wanted to go with the throwback guy who just shows you how to play the game like it’s supposed to be.