Madsen vs. Devean: Who dances worse?
I dropped by the Clippers facility this afternoon to film the press conference for newest red, white and blue-er's Mark Madsen, Craig Smith and Sebastian Telfair. Inevitably, the conversation shifted to his infamously bad boogie during the 2001 Championship parade. I asked the Mad Dog if he's ever surprised that nine years later, his "two left feet" moment remains oddly iconic. Madsen doesn't deny his lack of rhythm, but thinks an old teammate got off pretty easy.
"The thing is, my man Devean George is right next to me. To me, his dance moves are no better than mine."
Unfortunately, Madsen didn't get on the horn and organize said dance off (although in fairness, without the use of web cams and such, logistics would have made this a tough project). But I liked another writer's suggestion of a poll, so you be the judge.
Without question, Mad Dog hardly looks like the second coming of Fred Astaire, but check out the fleeting glimpses of George (rocking, if memory serves, his one NBA season with rows). I noticed at the time that he looked fairly awkward and, in particular, whatever he's doing at the :043 mark of the clip below is... well... unfortunate.
There's the visual evidence. Let your voice be heard. And the next time anyone accuses the K Brothers of being afraid to ask the tough questions, you direct them to this post.