Classic basketball pics sure to make you feel old (24 photos)

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  • The Special Chiver

    He is special chocolate man. I like playing in the basketball my yard.

    • NAACP

      That's racist!

      • The Special Chiver

        I say to number 31, he is my special chocolate man. Gives me candy and gives me funy time and then makes face like in the picture #31.

  • MrAliasMan

    #27 yeah, riiiiight…..

  • sparky

    #29 So….the missing link in douche evolution?

    • gutterville

      no wonder denver don't win anything

    • Billy

      PROOF that tattoos make you look ugly.

    • NaNaNaMatmaN

      looks like Biff from "Back to the future II"

    • Chris

      #8 so…. the missing link in regular evolution?

    • Birdmanfan

      Birdman kicks ass, he went through some tough times and battled back to get himself back in the league. Do some research cocksucker.

    • giggitygiggitygoo

      Why did he change his number?

    • bart

      I'd say meths…

  • ensergio

    #31 Ok, Larry. I will shut up.

  • TheBAMFinater

    #16 the dream team. The one and only.

    • http://facebook.com/daaneskjold Chazz_B

      i feel good to be part of the generation that saw them play together 🙂

    • sitonit

      The one and only…bar laetner

      • http://twitter.com/YWordArmy @YWordArmy

        Laettner may be the best COLLEGE basketball player of all time.. the reason Shaq wasn't on the team is that Laettner owned him in college (they chose one college player for the Dream Team, just in case you are 20 and can barely remember). To circumvent your response, I am talking college, not pro.

    • Eliana

      I remember that Olympic Games…

    • MAX_POW

      Best team ever assembled and the "real" dream team.
      Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen of the Chicago Bulls, John Stockton and Karl Malone of the Utah Jazz, Magic Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers, Larry Bird of the Boston Celtics, Patrick Ewing of the New York Knicks, Chris Mullin of the Golden State Warriors, David Robinson of the San Antonio Spurs, Charles Barkley of the Philadelphia 76ers, Clyde Drexler of the Portland Trail Blazers AND Christian Laettner of Duke University

      • Jermball

        Best team ever assembled and the "real" dream team.
        1980 olypmic hockey team……..your argument is invalvid

        • Jermball

          hahahaha olypmic……..olympic**

        • MAX_POW

          I think if you go to the top of the page and take a look at the title: "Classic BASKETBALL…" you will understand……..just saying

        • bobsky

          The 1980 US men's hockey team wasn't a dream team at all, just a bunch of college kids playing against a Soviet "dream team" that had played together for years and had won every Olympics since 1960…and those college kids won 4-3! BTW, 3 days before the Olympics started they played an exhibition game and the Soviets won 10-3.

          Sorry but that is so much more impressive than 11 NBA all stars (and 1 college player) beating up on the rest of the world.

          • MAX_POW

            OMG, people don't understand. Everything you say is ok, but that is not the point here….BASKETBALL IS THE POINT!!!!!

            • bobsky

              Huh? Look at the little arrows next to the comments, see how they indent showing who people are replying to? I was replying to Jermball's comment, not yours. I realize basketball is the topic of the post. He stated that the 1980 hockey team didn't compare and I showed him the huge differences. Relax dude, it's a Friday…

    • TAMZ

      My kids will never know this kind of greatness!!! EVER

    • johniii

      all hall of famers except for laettner,, what a waste……

  • CasperSack

    #15 Buisness on the front Party in the back

  • TaskMaster

    #8 I was about to say "look at that f$%*ing hister!", but then I realized that's how actual cool people dressed back then…

    • TaskMaster

      hipster*

    • patov40

      Actually, I don't think Bill Walton would disagree with you. Definitely a hipster in his time and proud of it.

      • john connor

        No, He wasn't a hipster, he actually stood for something instead of against everything.

        • patov40

          You're absolutely right. No student of John Wooden would be that way. Thanks! B)

    • Brett

      I'm not gonna hate on Bill Walton, that picture shows everything that made him who he was back then. I'm gonna hate on hipsters today who try to look like Bill Walton and have no idea who he is or what he was about.

    • nightflyaz

      Look at the size of that f-in head. It's looks like a watermelon on a toothpick.

  • Shawn

    #16, the dream team, didnt get any better than watching these guys play back in the day.

    • bobsky

      They kicked so much ass, their coach Chuck Daly NEVER called a time out during those entire Olympics…not even one!

      I never understood the decision to put Laetner (spelling?) on that team…why not another NBA star?

      • Shawn

        i think it was almost based on his college popularity. Its so long ago now, its hard to remember hahaha

      • MAX_POW

        It was between him and Shaq….i don't know what they were thinking i guess he was more popular.

      • john connor

        Hindsight is 20/20. You're looking at what Shaq did over the course of his entire pro career, not what he had done to that point, which was get owned by Laetner and Duke.

    • http://twitter.com/ABQLifer @ABQLifer

      Still got my NBA Hoops cards of these guys…yeah they were awesome!

  • clenis

    #31 Come here kids, I've got some candy in my van. No no, don't tell anyone.

    • MAX_POW

      Wow, you are sick man.

    • party possum

      How DARE you talk about Mr. Bird like that!

  • Animal_Mother

    #28

    Classic basketball pic? Hardly. Enough of this dunce already.

    • JOHN

      I am pretty sure that is the@sshole I think it is. what a doucher

      • john

        Why dont you move then??

        • Shocktrooper

          Even the greatest country on earth can make mistakes, John. We'll correct course in 2012. No need to move.

          • PartyMarty

            Yeah, shit'll all fall right into place with President Perry. Please.

            You guys are all fucking morons.

    • TAMZ

      Best pres since, well ever to me. We are good enough to build this damn country for FREE but not good enough to run it. May be if all the whites who block everything he does would let him do his job, then maybe it would be better. I don't see anyone else doing any better…..Why, they're main goal isn't the American people, but making sure he fails. Well, I see they have their priorities straight!!!

      • Darkside

        Truth. If someone else were a better candidate, they would be president right now. STFU and let the man work. I bet you assholes think DUBYA did an awesome job….

  • Cuse

    #16 who's the white guy above Jordan?

    • Logan

      Only one of the greatest Duke Bluedevils ever to play basketball and the only man to come straight outta college and make the olympic team…Christian Laettner!

      • bobsky

        The only man to come straight out of college and make the Olympic team? Wow, you could not be more wrong about that. Prior to that dream team, NBA players were not allowed to compete in the games. as it was non-pros only….so every single player was from college back then.

        • MAX_POW

          And actually they really sucked in the previous Olympics games…only third

          • bobsky

            And the 10 Olympics before that…9 golds and 1 silver using only college players. We get one bronze and it's time to send in the real talent!

            • MAX_POW

              You got that right bro. And then again in 2004 The Nightmare Team lost to ARGENTINA in the semis and that team had carmelo, lebron, duncan, ivrson, etc…they were young, but anyway…they had to call the big boys again to win in Beijing

    • aaron

      christian laetner… definitely does not belong

      • patov40

        Great college player, not a Dream Teamer. Think it was part of the whole, "Let's piss off Isiah Thomas even more" plan. xD

    • Anjin-San

      No one is above Jordan.

      And no one will ever be

    • Dream

      christian laettner

    • Master_Rahl

      isn't that Charlie Sheen?

  • Tyler

    #8 I doubt there are a lot of chivers that remember Bill Waltons Portland days.

    • bobsky

      I'll admit I'm old enough (43). I grew up and live in Portland. I was 9 when those playoffs in '77 were going on. The deeper they got in the playoffs, the more my family watched those games. It was then that I became a sports fan. The summer of 1977, Blazers won the championship and Star Wars first came out. As a 9 year old kid, it didn't get any better than that! (I know, cool story bro…it's our only championship so I need to brag about it)

    • Dr_Zoidberrg

      who knew such a great basketball player could look so terrible

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1237344300 Charles Quinn

      I'm from portland and i remember.

  • Logan

    Maybe #5 is why Barkley's golf swing is so horrible…to many shots like this to the head.

    • The Guy

      Thass trrrrrrble

  • aaron

    #20 haha adam morrison and his facial hair

    • Ang

      Morrison has to be PS'ed into that photo. Who would say "I'd like to get HoF players Miken, Jabbar and Shaq and Adam Morrison. WTF indeed!!!

  • http://thechive.com/ bkfrijoles

    #3 Larry Nance
    #11 Young Steve Nash
    #16 Round Mound of Rebound

    Love see all these Suns Players

    • http://facebook.com/daaneskjold Chazz_B

      #11 1st thing i noticed, young steve nash xD

      • El BrandO

        1996 draft class. Arguably the best EVER.

        • http://thechive.com/ bkfrijoles

          No doubt

        • dadawg77

          1970, (6 HOF) 1985 (4HOF), 1984(3 HOF + 1GOAT) are better. Plus 2003 is awfully good with three locks for the Hall and one maybe

      • ensergio

        Where is Iverson?

  • TBM

    #1 horrible photoshop. at least try.

    • patov40

      Comment fail! B)

    • Matt

      Don't think they had photoshop then. But good try.

    • Poontangler

      Isn't that Imarape Abitch?

    • MikeOlmos

      Clearly you know nothing about photoshop or sports. Look up lower merion high school kobe bryant.

  • BruthaV

    "Punahou" means "Marxist" in Hawaiian.

    #28

    • http://twitter.com/ThePashaB @ThePashaB

      When you googled "Marxist" to find the right spelling, maybe you should've read the definition too.

      • BruthaV

        Maybe you should do your own research before you criticize, pinche puta.

        "Marxist" (noun): an advocate of Marxism; Marxist (adjective): following the ideas of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.

        I'm very familiar with both the spelling, and the definition, since we've had a Marxist administration in the White House for the past three years.
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marxist_philosophy

        • Guest Commenter

          Open mouth, insert foot.

  • Brutal Deluxe

    #29 Don't do meth. Not even once.

  • TBM

    one of the worst posts ever.

    • Alex

      Agreed. The worst.

    • PartyMarty

      Fuck off.

  • Duvel

    #6 i'm too young, where is that from?

    • Bill Cosby Anus

      Guy on the left is Marky Mark. Fresh Prince in the middle. I don't know who the white boy is on the right.

      • Duvel

        Oh… No thanks for the response but I meant of course I know who they are but is that from a movie or something?

        • Paul

          Mtv rock and jock sporting events every year where they would team pro athletes up with movie stars, celebrities, and musicians in softball, basketball, and flag football

          • chodanutz

            Rock and Jock was awesome back in the day! I was a big fan of the R&J Softball. I remember seeing Prince Fielder playing in one when he was like 10 years old.

      • sit on it

        i think its marky marks brother donnie from NKOTB

        • Pwndu

          Yup. Good Ol' Donnie.

    • Dolfan0925

      HOLY SHIT!!! MUSICIANS ON MTV!!!!

  • nojoke420

    #5 "That's turrible

  • Micky

    #13 Doesn't make me feel old. Just makes me feel useless.

  • Grendel

    This is old? My Dad bought a TV in 1950 so he could watch the Boston Celtics. I remember the Syracuse Nationals, Minneapolis Lakers, and Fort Wayne Pistons, and watched Bob Cousy, Bob Petit, Bill Sharman, and many others whom few (unfortunately) would recognize.

    • Darkside

      Not sure if old hipster or reached the chive by accident…..

  • Steven Glansberg

    #11 That's a pretty solid draft if you think about it. The top 6 picks were all on multiple all-star teams besides Camby, and he has had a long and pretty solid career. Plus if you add Kobe, Peja Stojakovic, Nash, Jermaine O'Neal, and even Ilgauskas who got picked later in the first round; it's a great draft talent wise.

    • Sko

      Agreed. It's sad that comments like these don't get any ups, but someone who copies 5 numbers of pics and says "Lol" will get 200 up votes. Chivers are idiots.

      • saveferris1007

        Hello idiot, unless of course you don't consider yourself a Chiver. Better than the rest of us I suppose. As for the actual picture, that is one hell of a draft team, one of the best in recent memory as far as I'm concerned

    • http://sports-glory.com sports-glory

      Dream Team

  • Ha.Ha.

    #23 wuttup Reign Man…the original Blake Griffin.

    • None

      Man Child!

    • Dan

      Reign Man II (aka Shawn Kemp, Jr.) has committed to play college ball at the University of Washington. Like father, like son? I guess we'll find out.

    • Herm23

      Only Griffin is about 14 kids behind Kemp. But I do miss seeing Kemp dunk on people.

      • quintus

        For your viewing pleasure.


        I can only hope Blake Griffin will be this good.

        • Brutal Deluxe

          And I hope he's got better control over his food intake.

        • Brutal Deluxe

          And here's another good one of Kemp wreaking havoc.

        • PartyMarty

          No disrespect to Shawn Kemp, but Blake Griffin is already a much better player than Kemp ever was.

          • saveferris1007

            Let's not get carried away with that. Kemp made it to 2 straight finals and lost to MJ just like everyone else did. Griffin has a long way to go before he can equal what Kemp did in his prime. Hopefully his career will end a little better than Kemp's did though

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