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This is the internet. Someone, somewhere must be “shipping” these two.

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oakleyandallen:

1998 : Zo vs JVG

Song By Alchemist & Prodigy.

A bunch of people talk about Michael Jordan.

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Russell Westbrook & JVG swap glasses.

"Go be taller than them."

"Go be taller than them."

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Last weekend was unusually eventful for NBA announcers. First off you had this awkward end of game tirade by New Jersey Nets play-by-play man Ian Eagle at his broadcast partner Mike Fratello for being patronizing about slip screens.

And then on Sunday afternoon during the Heat-Knicks game Jeff Van Gundy went OFF on flopping. It was a moment of heartfelt frustration from a guy who loves the game and wants to make the product better. Of course Mike Breen offered his best “dad in a Christmas sweater” rebuttal, but there was simply no stopping Van Gundy on this day.

Clear out and give the man his iso. Van Gundy is still hip hop

I think Tom Scharpling has the right idea for the Knicks situation. 

I think Tom Scharpling has the right idea for the Knicks situation. 

siphotos:

Today is the 50th birthday of Jeff Van Gundy. The former Knicks and Rockets coach may be best remembered for his role in the famous Knicks-Heat brawl of May 1998. As Charles Oakley and Alonzo Mourning squared off, Van Gundy famously grabbed onto Mourning’s leg to prevent the fight. Van Gundy is now an analyst for ESPN’s coverage of the NBA. (Jeff Christensen/Reuters)
SI VAULT: Van Gundy is easy to mock, but he’s shrewd and fearless (10.30.00)

what a coach.

siphotos:

Today is the 50th birthday of Jeff Van Gundy. The former Knicks and Rockets coach may be best remembered for his role in the famous Knicks-Heat brawl of May 1998. As Charles Oakley and Alonzo Mourning squared off, Van Gundy famously grabbed onto Mourning’s leg to prevent the fight. Van Gundy is now an analyst for ESPN’s coverage of the NBA. (Jeff Christensen/Reuters)

SI VAULT: Van Gundy is easy to mock, but he’s shrewd and fearless (10.30.00)

what a coach.

Scottie Pippen absolutely smothered an offense. The greatest help defender in the game, and he played alongside the best defensive guard in league history.

In tandem, the Bulls would crush opponents… with defense. As Steve Kerr relayed on The B.S. Report, Jeff Van Gundy agrees:

"When we played you guys we didn’t care about the triangle offense," Van Gundy tells Kerr. "Our biggest concern was just trying to score.”

Pippen’s defense was never more needed than in ‘98 during the Eastern Conference Finals against the Indiana Pacers. For my money, the most excruciating playoff test the championship Bulls ever faced. An aging team taken to 7 games for only the second time in their storied run (the other being in ‘92 against the Knicks).

A big key in the Bulls ultimate prevail was switching the 6’7 Pippen onto point guard Mark Jackson. It completely stalled Indiana’s precision half court offense, not unlike 6 years prior when Pippen “held” Magic Johnson to 14 and 10, in Game 2 of the Finals.

The Bulls don’t win this series without Pippen; Batman loses without “sidekick” Robin.

(start watching at minute 6:23 for proof)

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BROS
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BROS

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And here’s young Coach Jeff, displaying the trademark Van Gundy Brothers fashion sense.
(via SI Vault)

And here’s young Coach Jeff, displaying the trademark Van Gundy Brothers fashion sense.

(via SI Vault)

A young Jeff Van Gundy, with thick, lustrous hair.
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A young Jeff Van Gundy, with thick, lustrous hair.

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