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 (five years ago) Permalink

that atlanta hawks uniform is amazing

Treeship, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 20:03 (five years ago) Permalink

foto is str8 fire gorgeous

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

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

Treeship, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 20:05 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

I think the Hawks player is Butch Beard.

polyphonic, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 20:07 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

damn that's about as good as it gets

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 23:45 (five years ago) Permalink

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

polyphonic, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 23:45 (five years ago) Permalink

butch beard is an amazing name

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 23:55 (five years ago) Permalink

that photo is damn near perfect

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

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 (five years ago) Permalink

grrrate topic!

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

moullet, Wednesday, 24 July 2013 23:52 (five years ago) Permalink

ooh lovin' that one, great find

Clay, Thursday, 25 July 2013 00:03 (five years ago) Permalink

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

moullet, Thursday, 25 July 2013 00:39 (five years ago) Permalink

8

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

Clay, Thursday, 25 July 2013 01:12 (five years ago) Permalink

lol Stockton

rip van wanko, Thursday, 25 July 2013 01:19 (five years ago) Permalink

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

circles, Thursday, 25 July 2013 01:52 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

gorgeous photo. do you know who the players are?

Treeship, Thursday, 25 July 2013 04:34 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

god those sonics jerseys were HORRIBLE

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

Don't be sorry!

Clay, Thursday, 25 July 2013 05:37 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

boom

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

24.

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

Clay, Thursday, 25 July 2013 07:05 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

barooooooon˜˜˜~killa dunk!!!

moullet, Thursday, 25 July 2013 15:09 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

Yah

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

The photo isn't that good though imo

polyphonic, Thursday, 25 July 2013 22:39 (five years ago) Permalink

Whoa

no but seriously im not a dick like that (Spottie), Sunday, 23 November 2014 03:35 (four years ago) Permalink

like a scene from a Greek tragedy

resting waterface (m bison), Sunday, 23 November 2014 03:48 (four years ago) Permalink

that's fantastic

almost like a front-on version of the iwo jima memorial

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 23 November 2014 03:51 (four years ago) Permalink

KJ in the throes

Face facts poptimism hacks, your a scam. (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 23 November 2014 05:19 (four years ago) Permalink

i love it but the shadows in the paint are far too tidy

mookieproof, Sunday, 23 November 2014 05:22 (four years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

dennis rodman card where u can see his penishead (i own this card btw)
http://www.cybersportscards.com/images/rodmanpackage.jpg

slam dunk, Wednesday, 10 December 2014 06:09 (four years ago) Permalink

the worm

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 10 December 2014 07:41 (four years ago) Permalink

haha that's great

it's just a shadow though

micah, Wednesday, 10 December 2014 08:22 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

http://i.imgur.com/2yeSIEK.jpg

, Thursday, 22 January 2015 12:25 (three years ago) Permalink

fuck yeah

lag∞n, Thursday, 22 January 2015 14:35 (three years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

http://i.imgur.com/T24Z5MF.gif

, Saturday, 9 May 2015 16:00 (three years ago) Permalink

that dude was good

balls, Saturday, 9 May 2015 16:02 (three years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

http://i.imgur.com/8tmGsV2.jpg

micah, Tuesday, 2 June 2015 12:20 (three years ago) Permalink

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CGv8ZjBUkAE7CEG.jpg:large

Spottie, Friday, 5 June 2015 20:58 (three years ago) Permalink

shawn marion's pact with the devil not seeing fruition

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Friday, 5 June 2015 21:18 (three years ago) Permalink

haah v spooky eyes

Spottie, Friday, 5 June 2015 21:40 (three years ago) Permalink

Wish there was a better version of this
http://i.imgur.com/pdaqd.jpg

tsrobodo, Monday, 8 June 2015 05:18 (three years ago) Permalink

Awesome

not a garbageman, i am garbage, man (m bison), Monday, 8 June 2015 12:29 (three years ago) Permalink

idk what filter they used on this but love it

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CHgGZQ6WoAES4Ie.jpg

call all destroyer, Monday, 15 June 2015 18:29 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Manute Bol swimming
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/An9zHZZCEAEwlLL.jpg:large

Spottie, Tuesday, 28 July 2015 17:09 (three years ago) Permalink

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

Spottie, Tuesday, 28 July 2015 17:09 (three years ago) Permalink

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

moullet, Saturday, 1 August 2015 15:39 (three years ago) Permalink

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

baby thibs

polyphonic, Monday, 10 August 2015 18:29 (three years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Still not tired of this photo effect:

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

polyphonic, Thursday, 3 September 2015 20:56 (three years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWZmlB8UYAAkIa8.jpg:large

Spottie, Friday, 18 December 2015 02:10 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

https://www.instagram.com/p/BBboaKbGwUG/

call all destroyer, Saturday, 6 February 2016 05:20 (two years ago) Permalink

http://blog.sportsunlimitedinc.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/jeromelanedunk.jpg

send it in, jerome

mookieproof, Saturday, 6 February 2016 05:36 (two years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

https://twitter.com/HistoricNBAPics

Spottie, Thursday, 26 May 2016 18:37 (two years ago) Permalink

oh wow thanks, so much priceless stuff in there

Clay, Thursday, 26 May 2016 19:21 (two years ago) Permalink

that AI and JR pic is hilarious

Spottie, Thursday, 26 May 2016 19:37 (two years ago) Permalink

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CkYJoTEUYAEP74A.jpg:large

Spottie, Tuesday, 7 June 2016 21:21 (two years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

instant classic
http://ww4.hdnux.com/photos/55/71/50/12032575/13/920x1240.jpg

6 god none the richer (m bison), Tuesday, 13 December 2016 03:39 (two years ago) Permalink

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

Spottie, Thursday, 15 December 2016 20:41 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C1w2CPRVQAMMiyl.jpg:large

Spottie, Monday, 9 January 2017 23:17 (one year ago) Permalink

awesome

if young satchmo don't trumpet i'm gon shoot you (m bison), Tuesday, 10 January 2017 05:02 (one year ago) Permalink

Shaq getting schooled by the dream in the finals was one of the best NBA things ever

Spottie, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 05:27 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

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

mookieproof, Thursday, 16 March 2017 15:31 (one year ago) Permalink

That's great.

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

a but (brimstead), Thursday, 16 March 2017 18:26 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

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

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 6 April 2017 17:51 (one year ago) Permalink

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

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 6 April 2017 20:21 (one year ago) Permalink

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

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

Spottie, Friday, 30 November 2018 07:07 (one week ago) Permalink


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