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Basketball And ‘The Wire’

Jul 21, 2011, 3:17 PM EDT

Our man AU, writing for The Basketball Jones, has put together one of the best posts we've ever read that combines basketball and HBO's "The Wire", perhaps our favorite television show ever.

Our man AU, writing for The Basketball Jones, has put together one of the best posts we’ve ever read that combines basketball and HBO’s “The Wire”, perhaps my favorite television show ever.

First, he goes through the top 8 hoops moments from the show (complete with an Elton Brand mention!) but honestly that just seems like an exercise to go through in order to come up with the money part: the top 8 hoops moments they should have had on the Wire.

One example:

Thomas “Herc” Hauk and Ellis Carver debate whether or not Baltimore
ever had a professional NBA team. Carver insists that the Wizards used
to play in Baltimore. “You’re just confusing them with the Washington
Bullets,” explains Herc. “See, the Wizards used to be called the
Bullets. But they still played in Washington.” Carver looks back at
him, dumbfounded. “Of all the retarded fucking arguments I’ve gotten
into with you over the years, this has got to be the stupidest,” he
states. Herc shrugs and walks away, confident in his historical
accuracy.

Fantastic. Go read it all.

Only thing missing is a scene on the docks in which Horseface makes some dumb bet that Ziggy can’t dunk on the hoop behind office/shed. In an attempt to show how badass he is, Ziggy attempts to throw one down, only to slip and fall into the harbor.

>>Pick-and-Pop: The top 8 hoops moments on ‘The Wire’ (and 8 that should have happened) [TBJ]