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Poor Backboards

Posted in 76ers, throw back play of the week with tags , , , , , on June 27, 2011 by derrickmslayton

Darryl Dawkins was one of the most physically imposing players in NBA history. He was one of the first players to make the jump from high school straight to the pros a decision he made due to financial hardships. Dawkins was drafted fifth by the 76ers in the 1975 NBA Draft. He never met expectations that were set for him, but he still had plenty of great highlights.

In a game against the Kansas City Kings in November 1979, Dawkins threw down such a massive dunk that the backboard shattered into shards, sending the Kings’ Bill Robinzine ducking for cover (Darryl Dawkins called the dunk “The Chocolate-Thunder-Flying, Robinzine-Crying, Teeth-Shaking, Glass-Breaking, Rump-Roasting, Bun-Toasting, Wham-Bam, Glass-Breaker-I-Am-Jam”). Three weeks later he did it again, a few days after that the NBA ruled that breaking a backboard was an offense that would result in a fine and suspension.

The very talented Darryl Dawkins only averaged 12 points and 6 rebounds in his career because of skipping college and injuries.


Crossover to Stardom

Posted in 76ers, throw back play of the week with tags , , , , , , , on February 25, 2011 by derrickmslayton

Iverson was criticized a lot during his rookie season: his crossovers were being called for a traveling violation, he was called a ball hog, he was held responsible for the Sixers poor season and he was condemned for not showing respect to NBA players. To make matters worse Michael Jordan also made a comment stating that Iverson must show respect to him and his team (the Chicago Bulls).Fortunately for A.I, much of those negative comments stopped on March 12, 1997. On that memorable day  Iverson let his game do the talking; which sent a message that The Answer” needs to be respected. A.I scored 37 points and crossed over to stardom when he “shook” Michael Jordan.

Throw Back Play of the Week

Posted in 76ers, Play of the Week, throw back play of the week on February 11, 2011 by derrickmslayton

The NBA Finals always bring out the best in players. It makes average players look like superstars and it makes superstars look like they are basketball gods. With that being said superstar Julius Erving performed a move that is still shown in TV shows and commercials all over the U.S. He performed a move that players like Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, and Michael Jordan would have a hard time doing. In Game 5 of the 1980 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers Julius Erving made history he executed arguably the best play in NBA history.

What is that Background Picture?

Posted in throw back play of the week on January 24, 2011 by derrickmslayton

The picture that I use for my backround is a very memorable play in Sixers history for about the last ten years. It was 2001, game one of the NBA Finals when Allen Iverson hit a critical shot over the falling Tyronn Lue, then A.I stepped over Lue. Allen Iverson lead the Sixers to a 107-103 win in an overtime thriller against the Lakers, he finished with a game high 48 points and had 7 points in the last minute of overtime.