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 (ten years ago) link

that atlanta hawks uniform is amazing

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

foto is str8 fire gorgeous

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

I think the Hawks player is Butch Beard.

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

damn that's about as good as it gets

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

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

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

butch beard is an amazing name

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

that photo is damn near perfect

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

grrrate topic!

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

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

ooh lovin' that one, great find

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

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

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

8

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

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

lol Stockton

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

gorgeous photo. do you know who the players are?

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

god those sonics jerseys were HORRIBLE

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

Don't be sorry!

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

You know we are gonna have to go way beyond 100

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

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

boom

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

24.

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

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

barooooooon˜˜˜~killa dunk!!!

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

Yah

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

The photo isn't that good though imo

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

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

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

LeBron James

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

LeBron James

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

Bernie Sanders

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

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

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

one month passes...

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

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

outstanding

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

clyde was a beautiful man

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

ten months pass...

strong "helloooooo PEASANTS" vibe

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

two months pass...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EyF1FrQW8AAp8Ud?format=jpg&name=large

Clay, Sunday, 4 April 2021 04:41 (two years ago) link

happy easter, joel embiid died 4 our sins

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

rad

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

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

Spottie, Sunday, 14 November 2021 02:38 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

so sharp

Spottie, Monday, 6 December 2021 19:36 (two years ago) link

Excellent addition to the thread

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

an all time document of another classic spurs w

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

five months pass...

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

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

it usually is

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

dick raphael indeed

one month passes...

just scrolled this whole thread. so fun. but the dead links are a national tragedy

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Monday, 26 December 2022 22:59 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

who is that??

Tracer Hand, Sunday, 19 February 2023 22:13 (one year ago) link

looks like kareem?

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Sunday, 19 February 2023 22:22 (one year ago) link

he was so handsome

symsymsym, Sunday, 19 February 2023 23:02 (one year ago) link

Yup Kareem

four square ups... no punches thrown (Spottie), Monday, 20 February 2023 15:58 (one year ago) link

where is that picture from? looks like a magazine? a friend of my dad’s once saw kareem board the subway and fold his legs up out of the way and have a seat when he was still a high school player. he knew who he was because he was a sports nut even then and read the high school and college preview magazines. i sent him this pic and he said yep, that looks like him

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 22 February 2023 16:45 (eleven months ago) link

one month passes...

My favorite basketball photos are those with the deep focus crowds shots during a pivotal moment in the game. No one is posing and every face tells a story.

Jeff, Thursday, 30 March 2023 10:53 (ten months ago) link

https://imgur.com/eQ3xW2G

Briania, Thursday, 30 March 2023 12:15 (ten months ago) link

russ shot is so good

four square ups... no punches thrown (Spottie), Thursday, 30 March 2023 15:45 (ten months ago) link

two weeks pass...

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