Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Unathlete of the Week Candidates

In a light week for sports, this week's parade of horribles starts, unquestionably, with former NBA-er Tim Hardaway - who made the unfortunate decision to announce his bigotry and his hate for Dirk Nowitzki to the world last week. Sadly, DudeSpin rules deem that the unathlete label cannot be applied to off-court misbehavior, thus the candidates follow:

(1) Nate Robinson: Last year, he stole the dunk champion title from Andre Iguodala, who had the consensus best dunk on that night. Of course, Robinson "claimed" that title on what seemed like his 35th dunk attempt in the Finals. This year, Nate Robinson apparently again bribed the dunk judges, and somehow bested Dwight Howard's ridiculously creative and outrageous dunk to advance to the Finals. And to top it off, Robinson again made himself look silly by failing to execute a successful dunk in the allotted 2 minutes. Thankfully, the judges correctly awarded the honor to Gerald Green. Here's hoping that a career .100 dunker should not be allowed to parade his crappiness at the annual dunk contest ever again.

(2) Jared Dudley: The ACC Player of the Year favorite choked on apple sauce this week. In a home game midweek against the free-falling Vision, Dudley took only 5 shots and was held to 11 points in the Eagles' embarassing capitulation - but Dudley saved the best choke for last for Saturday's battle for 1st place against UNC. Dudley was fouled shooting a three pointer with roughly a minute left and his team down by 3, and promptly Nick Andersoned ALL 3 FREEBIES. Later in the game, Dudley also missed another potential game-tying three, but the gag job at the line had already sealed his unathlete nomination.

(3) Not Lindsey Harding: She has been simply spectacular, and I couldn't think of any more candidates.

As usual, vote for your candidate. My vote goes to Robinson.

6 comments:

Grizzly said...

In an effort to pimp myself out, I vote for Nate Robinson. If you have any doubts, read this terrific article...

http://complaininvain.com/2007/02/19/dunking-discrimination--we-say-yes.aspx

Grizzly said...

Oh, never mind. Just go to my site and read it. Stupid link did not post correctly.

-BK

The Franchise said...

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Oh yeah, and I vote for Robinson.

Grizzly said...

Damn it, how did you get just your link to post? I could not figure that trick out.

The Franchise said...

It's the magic of HTML, which I only learned once I started writing for About.com...

Head Dude said...

I vote for Dudley -- Weitao left out my favorite part -- after the Duke game he blamed the loss on the refs, even though BC shot 28 free throws and Duke only 10. Ridiculous.