Dec 7, 2009, 11:00 AM EDT
Finally we have an appropriate metaphor for the state of pro basketball in the U.S. Do you think they’re stopping to tie their shoes in Greece or Serbia during a game? Stopping to readjust the brass knuckles hidden in the waistband of their shorts, maybe; but not this. The most amazing part of Jarrett Jacks’ little move here, besides the black socks, is the fact that the Bulls allowed him to do it. Bobby Knight is rolling over in his grave. Oh yeah, I should have mentioned that this killed him.
Another way to look at it, however: Professional courtesy. Like when during a movie swordfight one of the combatants drops his sword, and his opponent stops and allows him to pick it up.
Jacks: “There is something you don’t know. I am not left-handed.”
Jacks and the Raptors won, by the way, 110-78. I can’t really criticize Luol Deng, the “defender” here, too harshly: As a child he was a Sudanese war refugee, and could probably teach us all something about being tough. But I don’t know … maybe his real calling is baseball?
Jarrett Jack Ties His Shoe During Live Action, and the Bulls Let It Happen [AOL Fanhouse]
Toronto’s Jarrett Jack ties shoe during live action [Los Angeles Times]
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