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    It was a scientific experiment with Kapono where they were literally in a "lab" and using all sorts of high tech pressure sensitive stop-watch gadgets to see if it was humanly possible.

    In a game situation, he couldn't really duplicate it.
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    Really? I was digging around trying to find Trent Tucker's shot on YouTube. I couldn't find it - it was quick, but not 0.1 quick. And similar to Reggie, IIRC Tucker wasn't square when he made that shot.
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    This is the video of Kapono in the lab. The replay of the shot is at 0:26.

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    Really? I was digging around trying to find Trent Tucker's shot on YouTube. I couldn't find it - it was quick, but not 0.1 quick. And similar to Reggie, IIRC Tucker wasn't square when he made that shot.
    What I did find was the "All-NBA Don't Give a F%#$ Team." Have you guys seen that? I can only shake my head in disgust.

    You'll see why. And it has nothing to do with the brawl. I get stabbed in the heart during the next sequence.

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    I have no idea why Person is on there.
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    Because it's about "I don't care what you think", not "I don't want to win". Person was as brash and mouthy as they come.

    Dude punted a bull deep into the stands during a game in Chicago when he got tossed.

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    Yeah, Chuck is on there because he wouldn't bow down without a fight to Bird and 'Nique (and had some of the best individual games in Pacers' playoff history against those two.) The better the quality of his opponent, the better he played.

    Chuck respected the game enough to be willing to challenge the guys that were more popular (unlike the early 1990s, where everyone in the league, including our own #31, was willing to concede everything to a certain Bulls player and was happy to just play for second place.)

    Yes, his brash trash talking was legendary. Remember, even after he missed the season after back surgery, he was voted #2 by the players on the trash-talking list and Gary Payton (who was voted #1) said the only reason he won was because some players didn't know if Chuck would be able to have a comeback.
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    He wasn't the best Pacers star, but just reflecting on that does make me nostalgic for that "yeah, I just did that" head bob he'd get going as he backpeddled off a deep 3 bomb. That and the Jax shimmy, half embarrassing, half completely awesome.

    Reggie's bow and pogo stick - 100% embarrassing and acceptable only due to the results (at the time in the case of the bow about to be outdone).

    Reggie's arms outstretched is his classic "celebration" move to me. The more I think about it the more I think I'd like to see a vote on this with some video. Best celebration - regular/consistant. Not some one time thing, but one they did many times after big plays.

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    Reggie's bow and pogo stick - 100% embarrassing and acceptable only due to the results (at the time in the case of the bow about to be outdone).
    Uh, why is it embarrassing? I thought it was good stuff.

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    We lost the game when Kukoc hit the next game-winner. That's why its embarassing. Still gets played on Chicago TV where they poke fun at Reggie.
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    The bow ended up biting him the butt, I'll give ya that, but it was just good fun, some harmless drama. I assume when he says "pogo", he meant the 1-legged hop after busting a 3 in Jordan's face to win the game, and that to me was just exuberant celebration, which I see no harm in.
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    We lost the game when Kukoc hit the next game-winner. That's why its embarassing. Still gets played on Chicago TV where they poke fun at Reggie.
    That's the only time my parents have heard me say $&%^.

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    The bow ended up biting him the butt, I'll give ya that, but it was just good fun, some harmless drama. I assume when he says "pogo", he meant the 1-legged hop after busting a 3 in Jordan's face to win the game, and that to me was just exuberant celebration, which I see no harm in.
    The bow got put in his (and our) face, and it's kinda dorky.

    The pogo was great for the WHY and I agree that seeing a player caught in the moment is great, but in terms of rating the quality of the move from pure aesthetics...it sucked. I bordered on "I just made the cheer squad" 15 year old girl style.

    As I said, when Reggie would throw his ams up and wide, not in a 3pt signal but wider than that, that to me is classic.

    Also in the lame side, Jax switching to his "cross". Too corny. The shimmy had playground on it, even though he got burned by it which led to Bird on him and then the cross coming out.


    Chuck's half nuts head bobbing, hand in hand with running smack, had that style of WWF to it, "can you smell what Chuck is cooking". It was spontaneous and because of that pretty cool rather than schlocky.

    Bird walking away on his 3 ball to win the AS Shootout. Also a classic "I just beat you" move.

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    The pogo was great for the WHY and I agree that seeing a player caught in the moment is great, but in terms of rating the quality of the move from pure aesthetics...it sucked. I bordered on "I just made the cheer squad" 15 year old girl style.
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