20 Minutes of NOT Wasted Time

I’ve gone…..and done it again.  I fell down the rabbit hole of vintage 80s and 90s NBA highlights.

For anyone who is under 30, just shutup and watch these videos.  You need the education.

Let’s start it off with the best NBA Dunk Contests of All-Time:

A few notes: 1) Yes, Dr. J hit his head on the backboard in that first dunk.  2) The flat-top, gold-chain wearing, windmill machine from the Knicks is Kenny “Sky” Walker….and he was old school before old school was old school. 3) Cedric Ceballos could see through the blind-fold. 4) Brent Barry won a dunk contest without ever removing his warm-up jacket. 5) Stevie “Franchise” Francis sighting!  6) Jason Richardson’s bounce was DIRRRRRTTTTY. 7) Tracy McGrady would’ve won a dunk contest if his cousin, Vince Carter, wasn’t an alien from Planet Bouncey-Bounce. 8) Nate Robinson is so little!  9) Javale McGee was IN A DUNK CONTEST…and dunked on 2 hoops?!?!? 10) Vince Carter was ridiculous, and single-handedly made the wackest AND-1 shoes cool for like 5 minutes.

Shaq in high school is worth watching:

Vince Carter in high school is ALSO worth watching:

Oh, Lebron James was in a dunk contest in 2003:

And speaking of dunks, here’s MJ:

And just for fun, here’s some more MJ:

Remember “The Answer”?  Allen Iverson was UNGUARDABLE:

How about some Lakers love you say?  OK, Magic Johnson and the showtime Lakers:

How about a little more Shaq:

Julius Erving…AKA: the first Michael Jordan:

and last but least, The “Human Highlight Reel”, Dominique Wilkins:

Enjoy, more to come next time I’m feeling nostalgic……..

TBT Michael Jordan Rookie Year

Is your Thursday dragging!?!?  Does it feel like it should be Friday night already!?!?  Are you actually answering these questions outloud!?!?

Here’s 20 minutes of life that you won’t regret “wasting”:

VHS Sports Highlight Videos Were the Best

If you’re between the ages of about 28-40 and you’re a sports fan, then you probably remember that true professional sports celebrity in the 80s and 90s was solely measured by how many highlight videos you were a part of.

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For those of you under the age of 28 (and didn’t have an older sibling), let me briefly explain:  a highlight video was mostly on VHS (the thing that looks like oversized music tapes made of plastic) OR if your family was rich/techy, the video was on Laser Disk (holy shit, it was a giant mini-disk…does anyone remember mini-disks?).  This was before the internet, before you could look up instant highlights all the time via youtube or any number of kinds of online content.

I feel it is my duty as an all-knowing, all-sports-nerd and fan of the 80s and 90s; that I should keep the tradition of poorly edited and overly dramatic highlight videos going somehow.  So without any more delay, I give you the “Sports Highlight Videos of the Past” of the day, here’s 12-15 minutes of quality time wasted:

and easily the worst song pick of ANY highlight video:

 More to come, stay tuned………