Darko's Impressive Performance against Blake Griffin and the Clippers (including diving for loose balls)
I've been posting these videos now for what, three days? This one is like the others. The usual assortment of dunks, flip shots, and rejections, including many against 2nd Team All NBA Blake Griffin (I'm losing count, but I think we saw Darko impress against Bynum and Gasol yesterday).
But what really got me was when he dove for a loose ball.
Now we're talking nitty gritty, Celtic basketball.
The one thing I'm worried about is that widely circulated picture of Darko in the Celtics weight room. The dude looks like he might weigh 300 pounds. But that's not what concerned me. In one of the interviews I watched, Darko said his body responds quickly to weights. What I'm worried about is a little further down his torso. You know, that area where when Sheed took off his jersey everything went all jiggly on us.
If you are willing to admit Darko has looked good in these videos I've posted, then you must also admit one reason he performed well was because he was relatively quick for his size. He's not the scrawny kid he was as a rookie. But he's still pretty sleek for a big man.
That physique may be history, however, if he takes off that shirt, and he looks more like Butterbean than he looks like the guy in these videos.
- #05 (Walton)
- #08 (Wedman)
- #12 (Sichting)
- 1971-72 Lakers
- 2007-08 Scores
- Banner 17
- Grassy Knoll Network
- Green Mile
- Larry & Magic
- NBA Scoreboard
- Russell v. Chamberlain
- Walton Gang (1977)