The Serbian Shuffle: Darko Aping Ali

Long before Muhammad Ali earned fame with the rope-a-dope, there was the Ali Shuffle.

Take a look at video #1 above, then scroll to the end of video number #2.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but that is none other than the Dark Lord doing his best impersonation of Cassius Clay.

That now makes two Celtics taking plays from the  Champ's playbook.

Three, if you count Doc Rivers using Ali's fights as motivation during the 2008 NBA playoffs.


Lex said...

In case you have trouble finding the relevant language on the third link:

"[Perkins] was dominating in the paint," said P.J. Brown, who played nearly 14 minutes off the bench. "If he continues to play like that, we are a tough team to beat." When the Pistons began making a push late in the game, Perkins said all he needed to do was think back to the series of Muhammad Ali fights that Rivers has showed the team recently

Boston Globe (MA)
Copyright 2008 The Boston Globe
May 29, 2008

FLCeltsFan said...

You are such a wonderful fount of Celtics information. I have no idea how you come up with some of this stuff.

Lex said...


always been an ali fan

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