Well, we’re on day five now of the Bucks best moment bracket, and we’ve already said goodbye to some good friends: Michael Beasley swallowing the Spurs, Malcolm Brogdon burying the Celtics. All of these memories are gone, but not forgotten. Or, at least forgotten in the context of this competition for now. Either way, today’s installment features a number of peculiar moments that don’t fall in line as neatly as the other clumps we made. So, without further ado, here are the miscellaneous memories we thought were the best this year:
Greg Monroe Pictionary vs. Jabari Parker Injury Press Conference
Greg Monroe turned into this team’s enforcer as the year progressed, with his penchant for jawing helping lead this team in some pleasant scuffles on the court. However, he also seemed like a joyous figure, welcoming everyone from the strating lineup with a pleasant dap after their names were announced. Those pleasantries extended to his offcourt antics, particularly when the Bucks organized this game of pictionary where Moose had to decipher who each drawing depicted. The results were quite enjoyable:
The other entry is more somber, albeit encouraging. Jabari Parker’s injury sent a surf of sadness through Bucks’ fandom the moment it happened, and his long term future with the team remains a riddle. What isn’t puzzling though, is his composure and personal outlook on life. In his first availability since the injury, he approached the gaggle of media on his crutches and delivered a series of life-affirming responses that strip away anyone’s opinion of his defensive or offensive ability and leave you with a remarkable sense of a man driven to succeed. The full video from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel is still an enjoyable watch.
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Moose Pictionary Hijinx
Parker Press Conference
So those are our first two miscellaneous entries. We’re cutting the voting period down to 24 hours so we can start announcing the (presumed) winner the next day and prep for the impending next round.
We’ll be back tomorrow with the other entries for our miscellaneous memories, but for now I’ll put another omission that happens to come from Gus Johnson in the booth. I just can’t get out of my head how hilarious it is that Johnson not only calls out how horribly unrealistic Matthew Dellavedova’s bobblehead looks, but he then proceeds to actually break it. Lastly, it’s the act of him demonstrating the break several times that puts it over the top. Johnson is a treasure, and his “Old man and the three” call this year was priceless.