Posts Tagged ‘Chris Duhon’

A Crawford-Duhon Dance-Off?

By Jeff Case

We brought the sideline dancing/antics/gesticulations of Lakers rookie Robert Sacre to your attention earlier this week. Now, in light of referee Joey Crawford‘s animated call of a blocking foul on the Lakers’ Chris Duhon, another entrepreneurial-minded NBA fan has made up a dance video of Crawford and Duhon (stay with us on this one).

In last season’s playoffs, Duhon (then a member of the Magic) gained web-wide notoriety for his animated celebration of a late traveling call against Danny Granger that gave Orlando a 1-0 series lead. Although the Magic would eventually lose the series in five games (and Duhon would be shipped to the Lakers as part of the Dwight Howard mega-deal), a piece of NBA-related internet lore was born. Heck, since landing in L.A., Duhon has even explained what inspired his “travel dance”.

Back to last night’s Pacers-Lakers game and the similarities are striking. Close game? Check. Is the reigning dance champ involved? Check. Call that could swing the game either way? Check. Animated and memorable call of the foul (this time actually by an NBA official)? Check. Bonus: the Pacers were involved again!

All that said, the above-shown dance-off set to Soulja Boy’s “Crank That” (which Duhon dances to) vs. Psy’s “Gangnam Style” made us chuckle. Hope it does the same for you.

H/T to CBSSports & Lang Whitaker

Bragging Rights Bracket: No. 1 Duke vs. No. 4 LSU

by Micah Hart

For the complete Bragging Rights rules and to vote for other matchups, click here. We now move to the fourth and final region, the South, with No. 1 seed Duke taking on play-in winner and 4-seed LSU, which won the battle of the bigs against Stanford to reach the Sweet 16.


Duke Blue Devils

Starters (all stats per 48 minutes):

Carlos Boozer, Bulls: 27.1 points, 14.1 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 0.5 blocks, 1.0 steals
Corey Maggette, Bucks: 27.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 0.2 blocks, 0.7 steals
Elton Brand, Sixers: 20.8 points, 11.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.6 blocks, 1.6 steals
Grant Hill, Suns: 20.8 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 0.7 blocks, 1.3 steals
Luol Deng, Bulls: 21.8 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 0.7 blocks, 1.2 steals

Missed the cut: Shane Battier, Grizzlies; Chris Duhon, Magic; Mike Dunleavy, Pacers; Gerald Henderson, Bobcats; Dahntay Jones, Pacers; Josh McRoberts, Pacers; JJ Redick, Magic; Shelden Williams, Knicks

Team synopsis: People have a tendency to think that Duke players don’t do so well in the pros, but man, look at this lineup. Big and burly, and good luck keeping Brand, Boozer, and Maggette off the offensive glass. The only thing that could pose a problem for the Dookies is a lack of a top-notch outside shooter or true distributor, but Hill and Deng are good enough. Each guy on this team can put the ball in the basket.