Today's slobbery presentation of man love was provided by Basketbawful reader Sky Flakes. In it, we see Kendrick Perkins playing the defense that dare not speak its name against Pau Gasol. I'd say that the look on Gasol's face is a combination of disgust, outrage, and pure retard stupidity...but he pretty much always looks like that, doesn't he? (Note: I suppose it's also possible that, as Five Pound Bag observed, Perkins might be a zombie om-nom-nom-nomming on Gasol's Spanish brains.)

KP man love

Like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, Gasol doesn't like being kissed like a common whore, so I guess what Perkins did was kind of rude. But maybe that'll teach Gasol not to go flashing his goods all over the place.

Update! Kudos to Me. Friend of Bamboo. for digging up a post from the Basketbawful archives that proves Gasol has a history of showing off his man stuff.

Another update! This addition is from AnacondaHL: "1: Cut a hole in the ball. 2: Put your junk in that ball. 3: Have Perkins open the ball." And if you don't get that reference, there's nothing I can do to help you. (Okay, there actually is. No need to thank me.)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...
AND I bet there was no foul called on that play.

http://basketbawful.blogspot.com/2008/04/worst-of-night-april-28-2008.html

Seems to have a history of flashing his goods.

Blogger AnacondaHL said...
1: Cut a hole in the ball.
2: Put your junk in that ball.
3: Have Perkins open the ball.

Anonymous Petr said...
I've only been reading Basketbawful for a short time now, but I can't see where you've mentioned some of the most insidious man love around... the thoroughly egregious boner the national sports media has for Kobe (I'm named after beef!) Bryant. I watched the game on Sunday and I had to take a shower at half-time.... I. felt. so. dirty.

If I didn't know better, I'd have thought that Kobe Bryant had just invented the assist then-and-there while simultaneously giving Van Gundy a courtesy reach-around. Yerrcckhk...

And, while we're on the topic of Van Gundy: can he and Mark Jackson put their pants back on and, you know, call the game? Halfway between sloobbering love notes to each other and incessant bitching, bickering and contradicting I felt like it was 1986 and I was watching the Celtics play the Lakers while my parents looped through their own pre-dee-vorce love-hate playoffs... That's taking this nostalgia thing a little too far, doncha think??

Ah well, I guess because it's the kinda man-love that doesn't have video attached we can't complain too much.

Anonymous Petr said...
Mr Bean and Pau Gasol... Separated at birth?

http://www.photobooth.net/movies_tv/img/bean_02.jpg

Blogger Five Pound Bag said...
mmmm... Spanish Brrrrainssss... Perk is a Zombie Beast!!

Blogger Basketbawful said...
petr -- Hm. Could be...but I'd need to see Bean with some facial hair. Can anybody photoshop that in??

five pound bag -- I think the words your seaching for are: "Om nom nom nom!"

Blogger Wesley said...
Caption: Kendrick Perkins takes a moment to caress the flowing locks of Pau Gasol of Barcelona and take a whiff of his newly conditioned Jesus-mane. Said Perkins afterwards, "That man smells like a picnic basket full of cantaloupe and rosemary."

Blogger karma said...
How is this not a bigger story?? To anyone who has ever been REMOTELY suspicious of NBA officiating, please read this article.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3436401

Blogger Wild Yams said...
The Donaghy thing has really sucked a lot of energy out of me, more than I would have thought. The NBA is the only sports league I really follow very much, and I follow it extremely closely every year. The allegations Donaghy is making are extremely disturbing, especially considering they ring so true. Stern's absurd rebuttal tonight couldn't have been more hollow.

Watching the game tonight absolutely felt like it was following an all too familiar script, where a game after one team gets screwed on the road, there's a complete reversal once the games switch venues. I wasn't surprised at all to see the Lakers have an insane free throw advantage at the half because we see this kind of nonsense all the time. I take some solace in knowing that in the 2nd half things seemed more even, but at the same time, my interest and my faith in the game had already been pretty shaken.

It doesn't help that I feel while watching these two teams that neither one is really that great compared to many other teams that have been in the Finals the last couple years. I can't help but think that last year's Spurs would absolutely flatten either one of these teams. Maybe I'm just too jaundiced by now.

Something has to be done. Denying the obvious isn't working anymore. Quit spinning the issue and fix the damn problem.

I give the NBA credit for this: they've got balls for sticking to the script like that on the very day these allegations came out; but at the same time, if his statements and accusations don't force the NBA to make a change, what will? Hopefully this is just the time where things get worse before they get better.

Blogger Rhology said...
Speaking of manlove, this was on the frontpage of ESPN. Sasha looks... passionate.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Hey... I've been reading your blog for some time now but this is the 1st time I felt the urge to write...

The thing is that for the 1st time in 18 years I've followed the NBA I am getting that stinking feelling that something's seriously wrong with this league...

I've always been a Bulls fan, so these finals only interest me because I love the NBA and Lakers-Celtics was something I thought I'd never see, but it seem pretty ovboius to me that this series is fixed since the trade deadline... I mean Paul Pierce just 6 points and Kevin Garnett just as bad... it stinks of a made up 7 game series that should be a Celtics sweep, and this is from a guy who wanted the Lakers to win.

Soemthing needs to be done.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Listen I understand that the whole Donaghy thing got people riled up, but the last anonymous post just needs to relax. The free throw disparity of this game while in Lakers favor was not the travesty that you seem to make it out to be.

If anything I think that the Celtics dont get called on half the fouls they do. A moving pick is an moving pick. Hip checking someone when someone is moving past a screen is still a foul, ask Horry. They are smart about it though, they foul away from the ball and if the refs dont call it, then thats to the celtics credit. But there no need to infuse pure emotion into an already charged situation.

Blogger Wesley said...
It would be highly comical to me if the previous two anonymous commenters were actually the same person rebutting themselves.

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