In yesterday's discussion of circus shots
, I made the nearly unforgivable mistake of omitting Dr. J's incredible behind-the-backboard reverse layup from Game 4 of the 1980 NBA Finals. And unlike Jordan's hotdogging layup in the '91 Finals, the Doc's move was necessary to avoid Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*, who was lurking like a silent dreadnaught of ball-swatting fury under the basket.
* Kareem received both MVP and All-Defensive First Team honors during the 1979-80 season. He averaged 3.4 BPG.
[Thanks for the reminder, Josh.]
Labels: circus shots, Dr. J, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar