Sunday, May 6, 2007

Top Ten Reasons Rasheed is the Coolest Guy in the NBA- continued




5. College Career: Sheed left UNC as the ACC's all-time leader in FG percentage at an amazing 63.5%- mostly on the strength of rim-shaking dunks like the ones pictured. (Note: Every time Duke plays UNC ESPN shows a video montage of past highlights that always includes a Stackhouse dunk from the game pictured on the right, leaving out this Sheed dunk- despite the fact that it was clearly the superior dunk. This infuriates me.)



Stat lines like this: 13/19 FG, 7/8 FT, 33 points, 6 Rebounds, 5 blocked shots, 4 fouls in win vs. Joe Smith and Maryland, semifinals, ACC tournament highlighted Rasheed's legendary 2 year run through the ACC. Somehow the Golden State Warriors still chose Joe Smith with the #1 pick in the 1995 draft; they made the playoffs this year for the first time since 1994.

Basketball aside, it was reportedly known that if Rasheed could not be located during his time in Chapel Hill (this was prior to widespread use of cellular telephones)- to head straight for the campus arcade, where Sheed would undoubtedly be found playing Mortal Kombat II or NBA Jam. He actually conducted interviews there, and once tried to motivate his teammates with the line "Let's go out and play like we're Chicago on NBA Jam." Sheed still carried a solid 2.9 GPA at Carolina, yet never chose a major in two years. Apparently he was more concerned over whether to go with sub-zero or scorpion.

6 comments:

Jimer said...

Please tell me "Both teams played hard" has made or will make this list.

Easily the best post-game press conference game analysis by a player of all time.

Mookie said...

I have the feeling "both teams played hard" and "ctc" will be top 3 entries.

Fat Dizzle said...

"Both teams played hard" and "CTC" both appeared in the first Sheed countdown (10-6). (I'm disappointed you forgot this Mookie)I feel as though I may have jumped the gun a little with "btph" because it was so great- but I still have some pretty good sheed material left for 4-1.

Mookie said...

Sorry, you posted that up 4 weeks ago, I must have forgot. BTPH should have definitely been higher up.

Jimer said...

Fat Dizzle, you got a link to your BTPH and CTC entries?

Fat Dizzle said...

http://shootyourhopesanddreams.blogspot.com/2007/04/top-ten-reasons-rasheed-is-coolest-guy.html