100 classic basketball photos

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1. Oscar Robertson

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BP4iANMCMAIZkNn.jpg:large

polyphonic, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 19:57 (nine years ago) link

that atlanta hawks uniform is amazing

Treeship, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 20:03 (nine years ago) link

foto is str8 fire gorgeous

neil degrasse (m bison), Tuesday, 23 July 2013 20:04 (nine years ago) link

looking at that, i am a bit concerned about their ankles in those low-top shoes

Treeship, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 20:05 (nine years ago) link

the background is what really makes that one pop imo, the way the crowd is this blurry blued mass and the players are extra sharp in the foreground.

undescended listicle (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 23 July 2013 20:06 (nine years ago) link

I think the Hawks player is Butch Beard.

polyphonic, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 20:07 (nine years ago) link

With all those fans in the seats, I'm thinking that first pic must have been taken in the playoffs.

Aimless, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 23:31 (nine years ago) link

damn that's about as good as it gets

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 23:45 (nine years ago) link

They didn't play each other in the playoffs that year.

polyphonic, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 23:45 (nine years ago) link

butch beard is an amazing name

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 23:55 (nine years ago) link

that photo is damn near perfect

z-time champion (agent hibachi), Wednesday, 24 July 2013 02:11 (nine years ago) link

3. A classic we can't overlook

http://thatsenuff.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Wilt-Chamberlain-100.jpg

Clay, Wednesday, 24 July 2013 02:19 (nine years ago) link

grrrate topic!

6 http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lsidorAjUq1qm9rypo1_1280.jpg

moullet, Wednesday, 24 July 2013 23:52 (nine years ago) link

ooh lovin' that one, great find

Clay, Thursday, 25 July 2013 00:03 (nine years ago) link

7.
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lv5onqzEL01qzurtfo1_1280.png

moullet, Thursday, 25 July 2013 00:39 (nine years ago) link

8

http://www.chicagomag.com/whet/chicago-bulls-championship.jpg

Clay, Thursday, 25 July 2013 01:12 (nine years ago) link

lol Stockton

rip van wanko, Thursday, 25 July 2013 01:19 (nine years ago) link

just realized that guy on the right of the wilt-russell pic is don nelson!

circles, Thursday, 25 July 2013 01:52 (nine years ago) link

something about the composition of this one, or the colors, makes me think of outer space

10.
http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/1202/classic.ucla.basketball.photos/images/0.Lew.Alcindor.hook.jpg

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 25 July 2013 04:33 (nine years ago) link

gorgeous photo. do you know who the players are?

Treeship, Thursday, 25 July 2013 04:34 (nine years ago) link

Lew Alcindor aka Kareem making the hook shot, UCLA v Houston '68

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 25 July 2013 04:36 (nine years ago) link

cool to see treeship and vegemite girl here on ilh, maybe all we needed was classic photoz to bring on new recruits

Clay, Thursday, 25 July 2013 04:40 (nine years ago) link

xpost I'm a sucker for sports photos, what can I say :D (sorry to crash the thread)

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 25 July 2013 04:48 (nine years ago) link

god those sonics jerseys were HORRIBLE

neil degrasse (m bison), Thursday, 25 July 2013 04:51 (nine years ago) link

Don't be sorry!

Clay, Thursday, 25 July 2013 05:37 (nine years ago) link

You know we are gonna have to go way beyond 100

14
http://aloneinthegreenroom.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/rodman_dive_600.jpg

caek da killa (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Thursday, 25 July 2013 06:22 (nine years ago) link

forgot to add this to the Rick Barry one up there

16b
http://www.sfexaminer.com/binary/5aba/Rick_Barry.jpg

caek da killa (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Thursday, 25 July 2013 06:35 (nine years ago) link

boom

caek da killa (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Thursday, 25 July 2013 06:54 (nine years ago) link

24.

http://www.nba.com/media/celtics/red_russell_havlicek600400.jpg

Clay, Thursday, 25 July 2013 07:05 (nine years ago) link

in re 10, I generally love basketball photos where it's all dark in the background and there's one bright flash

PJ. Turquoise dealer. Chatroulette addict. Andersonville. (Hurting 2), Thursday, 25 July 2013 13:26 (nine years ago) link

barooooooon˜˜˜~killa dunk!!!

moullet, Thursday, 25 July 2013 15:09 (nine years ago) link

IF you're gonna do Vince you have to have the all time classic dunk:

http://sportschump.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Vince-Carter-Frederic-Weis.jpg

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 25 July 2013 22:22 (nine years ago) link

Yah

caek da killa (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Thursday, 25 July 2013 22:38 (nine years ago) link

The photo isn't that good though imo

polyphonic, Thursday, 25 July 2013 22:39 (nine years ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C7DL9qaWcAEvXaC.jpg

mookieproof, Thursday, 16 March 2017 15:31 (five years ago) link

That's great.

That pau/scola (?) photo looks like they're reenacting a Caravaggio painting

a but (brimstead), Thursday, 16 March 2017 18:26 (five years ago) link

three weeks pass...

my new wallpaper
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C8tOO6rU0AAwU8A.jpg:large

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 6 April 2017 17:51 (five years ago) link

another good one from last night
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C8s_0o0UIAAM2dC.jpg

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 6 April 2017 20:21 (five years ago) link

seven months pass...
six months pass...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Df_Lx2fVAAA0FYe.jpg

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Monday, 18 June 2018 18:47 (four years ago) link

five months pass...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DtOaQOUXQAA1uXj.jpg

Spottie, Friday, 30 November 2018 07:07 (four years ago) link

four months pass...

for the historical record

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D5RGhoaWAAIoOpq.jpg

mookieproof, Monday, 29 April 2019 02:25 (three years ago) link

eight months pass...

allen looks like he's about to have kyle beat you with jumper cables

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 17 January 2020 21:39 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EQJgm6UU8AALd1c.jpg

mookieproof, Saturday, 8 February 2020 19:55 (two years ago) link

LeBron James

Fetchboy, Monday, 10 February 2020 04:52 (two years ago) link

LeBron James

majority whip, majority nae nae (m bison), Monday, 10 February 2020 04:52 (two years ago) link

Bernie Sanders

Clay, Monday, 10 February 2020 05:09 (two years ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EQJLwifW4AAvr2s.jpg:large

frogbs, Monday, 10 February 2020 14:42 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C-MmnWfXcAEluEp?format=jpg

Clay, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 22:42 (two years ago) link

outstanding

majority whip, majority nae nae (m bison), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 22:57 (two years ago) link

clyde was a beautiful man

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 23:07 (two years ago) link

also, this belongs in here too

http://i.imgur.com/ySbDoFV.png

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 23:22 (two years ago) link

ten months pass...

strong "helloooooo PEASANTS" vibe

trans-panda express (m bison), Tuesday, 2 February 2021 02:19 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

happy easter, joel embiid died 4 our sins

class project pat (m bison), Sunday, 4 April 2021 14:29 (one year ago) link

drink of my blood, eat of my achilles tendon

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 4 April 2021 22:40 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

Giannis Antetokounmpo. 🤯 pic.twitter.com/R0hIxxN1KV

— NBA (@NBA) July 18, 2021

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 19 July 2021 00:28 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

The Antetokounbros take the Acropolis. 🏆🇬🇷 pic.twitter.com/BbJCGFoX4r

— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) August 5, 2021

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 6 August 2021 17:11 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

This is a great cover

One of the greatest-ever SPORTS ILLUSTRATED covers came 39 years ago today. pic.twitter.com/zLDCwiSqOw

— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) November 1, 2021

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 1 November 2021 19:12 (one year ago) link

rad

It's the Final Cluntdiwn (Spottie), Monday, 1 November 2021 20:54 (one year ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FEHL6ZwUUAEjgIY?format=jpg&name=large

Spottie, Sunday, 14 November 2021 02:38 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

so sharp

Spottie, Monday, 6 December 2021 19:36 (one year ago) link

Excellent addition to the thread

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Monday, 6 December 2021 20:10 (one year ago) link

an all time document of another classic spurs w

class project pat (m bison), Monday, 6 December 2021 20:40 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...
four months pass...

posted in the main thread but this def belongs here

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FR425UiUcAEEYJN?format=jpg&name=4096x4096

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Wednesday, 4 May 2022 21:52 (seven months ago) link

I thought that was an old 60s B&W photo that they just photoshopped Jaylen Brown into, lol.

wow

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 17 May 2022 21:50 (six months ago) link

five months pass...

man down lol (it was kinda just a slip tho)

lag∞n, Saturday, 5 November 2022 01:49 (one month ago) link

it usually is

im a beacon of light (Spottie), Saturday, 5 November 2022 01:50 (one month ago) link

when you get the true knee buckle, when the mans mind is telling his body to go two ways at once, its very sweet

lag∞n, Saturday, 5 November 2022 01:52 (one month ago) link

dick raphael indeed


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