Yesterday we introduced the final candidates in our Signature Wins category from our blowout bracket looking for the best Bucks moment of this past season. If you haven’t done so, go vote for that category! The battle between Brogdon’s winner and the Cavs win is actually neck-and-neck at the moment. Now, let’s move on to our next section, and that is Viral Videos. As silly as they are awe-inspiring, the Bucks had any number of potential candidates for this section. Here’s what we cut it down to, and trust me, it was a difficult cutting exercise:
Thon Maker crosses-up Birdman vs. Jason Terry’s Scoring Table Celebration
Thon Maker did not flash many of the nifty dribbling skills that made him a sensation in his original mixtape videos. In the end, that was probably for the best. That type of skill looks good on tape against high schoolers, but has little chance of translating now that he’s in the big leagues. However, we did get one brief glimpse of that viral glory once more late in Milwaukee’s dominating win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Perched in the corner, staring down whatever was left of Chris “Birdman” Andersen, Maker clipped his wings and shattered his aged ankles with a crossover move.
It wasn’t particularly difficult, and I actually have a soft spot in my heart for Birdman, but damn if it wasn’t a delightfully on-brand (albeit unrepresentative) way for Maker to make his mark blowing up the NBA twitterverse.
Jason Terry is a seasoned veteran of the celebration game. His fiery attitude livened a Bucks bench that fell prone to JOB-prone fits of apathy last year. Uncle Juice would get in a scrap, but he wasn’t leading the cheerleading parade to the point that towel-waving became a bonafide exercise routine. Terry was full of cogent pregame and postgame quotes, but will be remembered for sparking plenty of excitement from his comfortable spot on the bench. This sequence started with a Terry tossing a lob to Jabari for a run-of-the-mill rim-shattering slam.
Typical stuff. But Terry couldn’t help himself, and he hopped on the scorer’s table to whip the crowd into a rock stadium frenzy.
This fact this guy cares so much about the oncourt experience, and understands that part of their home court advantage is to incite the crowd, speaks to his experience in the league. Jason Terry will enter the one-year annals of treasured Bucks vets right alongside Jared Dudley.
Better Bucks Moment?
This poll is closed
Maker Crossing Up Birdman
Terry Scorers Table Salute
Just like all these polls, voting will be open for 48 hours. Tomorrow we will introduce the last two selections for the Viral Video portion of our bracket. As always, we’ll leave you with the most difficult item rejected from today’s category, and this one was truly painful:
‘Shad and Thon dancing forever will be be all our anthems for years to come. Rashad’s most meaningful contributions to the team remain creating two timeless gifs. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.