The NBA is certainly winning this summer. Even during the off-season the Association has been a huge topic of conversation, in no small part due to LeBron James. Yesterday, many of the Association’s teams started to spontaneously engage in a hashtag known as #NBASitcoms. For any NBA fan, it was amazing to say the least.
The Atlanta-based crew from NBA on TNT
loved to poke fun at players and coaches. Lobbing this old joke their way was a nice touch. What better sitcom to reference a deadly three-point shooter?
Using Dirk Nowitski’s name in word play never gets old… never.
How could you use names Danilo Gallinari, Randy Foye, and Tywon Lawson? Like this: and this: and this:
Golden State Warriors
When you’ve got a duo called “The Splash Brothers,” there’s only one reasonable #NBASitcom. And when you’ve got a player named Draymond Green, you might be legally obligated to make this pun.
That moment when you don’t have to modify a player or show’s name at all and it works perfectly. A somewhat under-the-radar player (Giannis Antetokounmpo, from Greece known as the Greek Freak for his freakish athleticism) and a somewhat under-the-radar show (Freaks and Geeks
This might be the only time in Gorgui Dieng’s career that his name is perfect for a pun.
New Orleans Pelicans
Jrue Holiday… Jrue… two… I think you get the idea.
The only player to ever score 100 points in a single game and a sassy red head? I’d watch it. What should you watch this Fall? I think I have The Answer (see what I did there?).
I would really like to see Joseph Gordon-Levitt in this one.
San Antonio Spurs
Fittingly, as the Spurs were this season's champions, they also were the winners of #NBASitcoms. How in the world did someone figure out how to cleverly use names like Kawhi Leonard and Marco Belinelli? I'll never know.