Video Caption Contest: Kobe Bryant proves Jeff Van Gundy wrong; Sasha Vujacic posterizes Marcus Camby
You can usually tell how the ending usually will turn out for Jeff Van Gundy when he utters something controversial.
He once suggested when he coached the New York Knicks that Chicago Bulls guard Michael Jordan was a "con man" for befriending opponents before dominating them on the floor. Jordan responded by dropping 51 points on the Knicks.
Van Gundy recently suggested as an ESPN analyst to Lakers guard Kobe Bryant that "he had the worst left-handed hook shot I had ever seen" during a pre-game shootaround three weeks ago before the Lakers' eventual 92-83 win to the San Antonio Spurs. Bryant responded during the Lakers' 91-88 loss Sunday to the Portland Trail Blazers with a beautiful left hook, and he didn't forget who to immediately look to as soon as he made the basket.
Said Van Gundy: "I will never doubt his left hand again." (Kudos to Ball Don't Lie for the link).
That wasn't the only video worthy of a caption contest. On a day when Lakers fans and media members alike are wondering when will this team ever get its act together, this may serve as a brief solace for fans before the insanity kicks into high gear again. Even if plenty of things had gone wrong during the Lakers' loss to Portland, at least fans were entertained by a Sasha Vujacic dunk. That's right. I'll repeat it again. Sasha Vujacic dunked over Portland center Marcus Camby, a feat Vujacic also accomplished last season against Sacramento. Those wondering if the Machine thought it was a big deal were quickly told the answer. It didn't take long for his Twitter page to link the clip. On the dunk, perhaps Vujacic took Lamar Odom's cue and said, "Get out of my way, Saturn!" Perhaps Vujacic said to Camby, "Welcome back to L.A.!" Or maybe Vujacic just barked after realizing it appears he's no longer in the Lakers' doghouse.
In the comments section below, feel free to write a caption for both videos. The best caption for each video will be featured in tomorrow's links post.
-- Mark Medina
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