If you’re like me, you’ve certainly experienced a “YouTube loop” – that is to say, a time when you find yourself on YouTube for much longer than you’d planned, having clicked on video after video, and wondering, “How did I get here?”. We’ve decided to start a weekly segment where we share some of our favorite sports highlights that you may not have seen (or haven’t in a very long time). Feel free to share your favorites in the comments or tweet us and we’ll consider them for next week. This one’s going out on a Wednesday, but future entries will more than likely be posted on Tuesdays.
This week, we’ve got a few basketball clips:
“Le dunk de la mort”
This one’s from the 2000 Olympics, and in case you’re wondering “le dunk de la mort” means “the dunk of death” in French. A young Vince Carter, playing in his only Olympic games, gets a steal and proceeds to dunk, not on, but over Frenchman Frédéric Weis, putting a permanent stamp on Weis’ career (and Wikipedia page). Immediately following, he is so excited that he nearly punches Kevin Garnett in the face. It’s considered by many to be one of the greatest in-game dunks of all time. Some credits discredit the dunk due the the fact that it took place in the Olympics, but come on, he jumped OVER a 7’2″ guy. Cue crazy foreign announcers:
Carter Strikes Again
This is a great two part highlight. First, Carter goes all And1 on notorious NBA d-bag Jason Williams. Then, Vince takes aim at the rim with only one of the best shot blockers of all time, Alonzo Mourning, standing in his way. Zo takes one to the grill and probably made him wish he would have retired sooner…at least before the start of that game.
Nothing But Air
We could hardly let this one go without passing it on. It features one of our most hated Dukies, J.J. Redick. Anybody who airballs a finger roll has no business complaining about playing time like he did last year.
Thanks for reading, check back next week for more From the Bowels of YouTube.