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Need a Predraft Distraction?

If you're giddier than a grown man should be about the NBA draft, stop glancing at the clock on your desktop every two minutes. It feels like an hour but really, but there's no use torturing yourself. So, here are some distractions. My favorite dubs plays broken down into five categories: dunks, assists, blocks, buzzer beaters, and jukes.

Two caveats: 1.) I'm only going to go as far back as I remember watching basketball, and 2.) as a fan, certain plays hold deeper sentimental weight with me, so I'm probably missing some awesome plays.


Dunk

Could it be anything else? Did you feel that? Did you feel a decade's plus worth of futility fly right off your shoulders? I still tear up watching this. PS. Sorry it's not the TNT call. I couldn't find one without an ad.

Assist

I'm in my late 20's so by the time I actually could follow basketball, Run TMC was Run TC&billyowens. Timmy and Mully both dropped a lot of wicked dimes, but as Warriors fans, hope all spring eternal. And after years of Vonteego Cummings, Tony Farmer, Jon Starks, Jimmy Jackson, Jason Caffey, I finally felt like we had something with Zero and JRich. We all know how that went but no single play reflects my uncompromised optimism as much as this one does... PS. Sorry for the German (I presume?)

Block

Remember when you fell in love with your first journeyman? That play was that moment for me.

Buzzer Beater

Just a regular season game in the middle of a very, very regular season, but no play wore out the rewind button on my VCR (yeop, I didn't have DVR back then) than this jaw dropping oddity. I was at the game where Baron took it down and fed Monta for a jumper against the Nets, but this one is sheer awesomeness.

Juke

What!? No killer cross over? I am unapologetically a HUGE Curry fan, my glasses are so rosy colored I have no idea that he has defensive deficiencies. Hope always springs eternal and this one does it for me.

 

So, hope you guys get a good enough distraction for the next 68 minutes. What did I miss?

This FanPost is a submission from a member of the mighty Golden State of Mind community. While we're all here to throw up that W, these words do not necessarily reflect the views of the GSoM Crew. Still, chances are the preceding post is Unstoppable Baby!

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