After this video, I think I’m changing my stance on the whole Bill Simmons’ “H-O-R-S-E at the NBA All-Star Game” idea because it’s boring it’s boring as hell to watch people play the game. Buuuuut the video definitely still has it’s moments. If you wait until the end you get the “Awkward White Dude Backflip, Off The Backboard Oop To Lebron” moment. Here’s some background on the event I mentioned in the Lebron rap post below. Via SI….
James was on an outdoor court at Venice Beach to take on David Kalb in a shooting game, mostly of trick shots, although James’ outside shooting touch was way off. At one point, he grinned and said, “That wind.”
Kalb won the matchup with James in an online contest, “LeBron’s Trick Shot Challenge sponsored by Cub Cadet.”
Kalb’s bag of trick shots including one where he bounced the ball very high in the lane, raced around the goal post, caught the ball as it came down, and tossed it in the basket. James missed his try, and after losing the first game, declared best two-of-three. Each made, among other shots, left-handed free throws, but Kalb went on to win the second game as well.
After he missed his final shot, James tossed the ball away in mock anger.
Here’s the video via TBL, but like I said above…. eight minutes of watching people play H-O-R-S-E is like a level of hell. Well, if you’re like me, you might also get enjoyment out of Lebron missing about 40 jumpers with no one covering him, but other than that….hell. Enjoy!