I know what you’re thinking, and the answer is yes — this is a spoof of a spoof. What I don’t know is if that makes it a re-spoof or a double-spoof or a spoof-squared or if there’s even another totally different name for what this is, besides your new favorite Wisconsin tourism ad.
Name aside, you have to love Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Robert Hayes taking it back to 1980 for a few classic “Airplane!” zings, because if you didn’t laugh at “Airplane!” when you were a kid, then I don’t even want to know you. No offense, I just think jokes are great.
On Monday’s live episode of The Starters, the guys select their NBA weekend winners and losers, before discussing Allen Iverson’s jersey retirement, ex-Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo’s “tanking” comments, and the results from last month’s Pick ‘Em Payoff challenge. All that, plus five Pops.
Shoutout: DeMar DeRozan DeScored 34 DePoints DeOn 10-16 DeShots, DeGiving DeHim DeSix DeStraight DeGames DeWith 30 DeOr DeMore DePoints. This syntax joke is exhausting though, so just know that he’s been killer, including yesterday in a big win against the Warriors.
Not so much: The Hawks allowed the Suns to score 79 points in the first half of yesterday’s game, which just so happens to be the most points scored in a first half this entire season. Atlanta has now lost 10 of their last 11, but lucky for them, they play in the Eastern Conference and still have a 3.5-game lead for the eighth playoff spot because no one can play well enough for a long enough time to catch them.
Yet again: Joakim Noah is making a case for first team All-NBA center, notching another triple-double in the Bulls’ win over the Knicks. “Here are some highlights of those plays happening.” — Perd Hapley
14 assists on the afternoon for Noah, who tallied 10 of those in the first half. With those 14 assisters, he became the first center since at least 1986 to have that many in a game and sidled up next to his buddy Brad Miller as the only centers of the past decade with two triple-doubles that include assists in the same season. Needless to say, I am elated.