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McBob prepares his media campaign for Dunk contest inclusion

by Micah Hart

You may recall a few weeks back we had Pacers PF Josh McRoberts on the Hang Time podcast to discuss his desire to be a contestant in this year’s dunk contest during All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles.

Well as much as we like to think his appearance on our podcast alone would do the trick, it appears McRoberts is going to continue to try to build more buzz for his candidacy. According to Mike Wells of the Indianapolis Star, McBob and teammate Brandon Rush have teamed up to film a scene from everyone’s favorite white-guy-playing-basketball movie, Teen Wolf White Men Can’t Jump.

Writes Wells:

McRoberts played the part of Woody Harrelson‘s character, Billy Hoyle, and Rush was Wesley Snipes‘ character, Sidney Deane.

“We’re trying to get our man Josh into the contest,” Rush said. “It was fun taking part in it. Everybody should like it.”

Apparently they filmed a version of the movie’s final scene, where the two characters are standing against a graffiti wall. Any scene from that movie is great as far as I’m concerned, but I’m a little surprised they didn’t film a re-imagining of when Hoyle bets Deane his share of their winnings that he can dunk*, only this time he comes through and slams it home with authority. But that’s just me. Everyone’s a critic.

* Every time I see this movie (and that’s a lot of times), there is still a part of me that secretly hopes that Hoyle will actually dunk the ball and not lose his share of the winnings from the Two-on-Two for Brotherhood Basketball Tournament (also known as the TTBBT). He never does though, and it somehow disappoints me every time.

Surely video of the spot will be live in the near future, and we’ll make sure to post it here.

I don’t know if McRoberts will make it to the field or not, but it’s important that he remembers that sometimes when you lose, you actually win. And sometimes when you win, you actually lose. And sometimes…I could go on all day.

Good luck Josh!

H/T Ball Don’t Lie

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