For once, a man love submission has left me speechless. I hope you enjoy it as much as the Vanilla Godzilla clearly did. Seriously. Look at him. He couldn't look any happier if he woke up as LeBron James. (And you know, that would make for a great movie idea. I bet it would work right in with LeBron's "global icon" marketing strategy...)

Godzillalove

Thanks to everybody who sent this in. It was the first time the same picture was sent in by 20+ people. And it might well be the best man love ever.

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43 Comments:
Blogger flohtingPoint said...
Best man-love picture ever... Crotch-connection > all

My Word Verification was "quishme" which pretty much is also the best word verification of all time in reference to the post being commented upon.

Blogger AnacondaHL said...
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I think I need to take a 10 minute break and smoke a cigarette and contemplate what just happened.

Anonymous TehJay said...
I feel the urge to send this picture to everyone I know, whether they like basketball or not.

EPIC

Anonymous AK Dave said...
This is a "Double KO" if I've ever seen one.

They're headed to round 4.

Blogger Wild Yams said...
Unrelated to this picture (which is FAN-tastic! btw), but since this is the most current thread on the site, I'm posting this here - there are currently a couple really fantastically Bawful-worthy items up on TrueHoop today:

First there is the link to all the YouTube clips illustrating egregious flopping, specifically pointing out Baron Davis and Allen "Dive-rson".

Then there is this rather hilarious tale of pretty severe journalistic ineptitude. I love that someone out there thought that it was entirely plausible that David Stern went on the record as saying "We feel it is important that our players not scare the bejesus out of affluent demographic groups with gangsta-style tattoos." Someone needs to learn how to internets.

Blogger Latin_D said...
Okay, I agree. Best manlove ever. Thanks for sharing...

Blogger Victor said...
Scissor me timbers!

Blogger D. Klein said...
This is totally inappropriate and totally unfair to Rudy Gay, but I just couldn't help but notice this quote on Yahoo sports...

“Miami knows that they can’t get this done directly with Phoenix,” one league executive said. “The big thing is that they know the Suns like Gay.”

Source

Blogger BadDave said...
8=========)(=========8

Docking pee-pees.

Blogger Basketbawful said...
flohtingPoint -- Are you sure "quishme" wasn't some sort of passive-aggressive request?

AnaconhaHL -- You'll never understand...and you'll never forget.

TehJay -- It needs to be shown. To everyone. This is bigger than basketball.

AK Dave -- Heh, the SFII references continue...

Wild Yams -- Good calls. The Dive-erson flops are fascinating. He flopped seven or eight times in one game against the Lakers. The funny thing is, I watched that game and only noticed/remembered one of the flops. And when I saw it, I was like, "Damn, he got hammered." Then I saw the replay and realized I'd been fooled.

As for that article, well, sigh, I'm so glad she's getting paid to write that crap.

Latin_D -- My, uh, pleasure. But, you know, not in THAT way.

Victor -- +1 for the pirate reference.

D.Klein -- Damn it! I meant to include that in WotN!

Blogger Wild Yams said...
It looks like what I linked to above isn't the only Bawful-worthy stuff on TrueHoop today :)

Anonymous AK Dave said...
Basketbawful is the $#!t.

Where else does the NBA, Slash Fiction, Women's basketball uniform controversy, Kobe loving/hating, Gatorade-penis jokes, Street Fighter, Man-love, bad hip-hop, Kobe tasting Shaq's ass,and pickup b-ball all come together?

I love this site, and I love you guys- no, really (hic!), dude, I love you guys! You're the besttest internet community on the internet (hic!)... and I love you guys!

Blogger lordhenry said...
Wow I feel 10% less manly after viewing this.

Spontaneous mid-air full-on crotch to crotch a$$holery.

Lord Mamba says, "This is why I only do one of three things in the air, dunk, verbally flop, or kick people in the face."

Blogger eljpeman said...
one word: swordfight!

Anonymous tony.bluntana said...
this is late (as usual) but, I've been sick all week and therefore not at work and therefore not reading; but, I have to respond to the "Matt Bonner: Canadian Machine" comment from yesterday or whenever that was:

I was a sophomore in high school about an hour north of Matt Bonner when he graduated. As far as we knew, there were two kids in NH that could dunk at the time - he was one of them.

Anyway, the point is that, I too, am from New Hampshire. And, even though I don't have any Canadian ancestors, I pretty much feel Canadian, too. There's something about the way of life and the saying of "aboot" and "soorry" that just puts the Canuck in ya.

Incidentally, that was the first thing I thought of when I saw this paradigm of a man-love picture: Pryzbi will put the Canuck in ya. (He's probably not Canadian, but Portland is now as close as the NBA gets to Vancouver).

Anonymous Anonymous said...
bawful, clearly victor was talking about south park with that scissor me timbers reference!

Blogger flohtingPoint said...
WOTN for Friday night was easily the Harlem Globetrotters. Seriously, after they spent 20 minutes trying (and failing) to make trick shot after trick shot, then made Ernie Johnson bounce a basketball off his ass, I wished they had stayed stranded on Gilligan's Island.

Blogger chris said...
Continuing on the all-star weekend theme...looks like there are some voices in the league (supposedly) who have been paying attention to our smack against the geckofication of HORSE:

http://www.cbssports.com/columns/story/11375241

(And yes, I've got it tuned to TNT here waiting for that competition to start. Really.)

Blogger chris said...
Okay, one of the commentators just called it "HORSE" and not "GEICO." AGAIN he does it!

I'm sure the head geckos aren't pleased with this defiance from the TNT booth...

Blogger chris said...
Okay, they're now calling it "HORSE Presented by Geico?" The Association ACTUALLY listened to us!??!?!?!

TNT just showed some vintage 1970s CBS clips of Pistol Pete in a previous All-Star HORSE competition. THAT was sweet. And now, Bird and Jordan. Nothing but net, baby.

Still waiting to see if they've reverted to common sense for the actual scoring, instead of amphibious letters. That's the real test.

Blogger chris said...
Crap. Not only is it going to be spelled "GEICO" but the letter board uses the GEICO logo just to remind us what's so easy, a caveman can do it.

I love how they're forced to use "HORSE" on half the graphics though.

Blogger chris said...
So should Joe Johnson be given WOTN for being first geckoed out of HORSE...after missing a Rick Barry granny-style free throw?!

Anonymous Big Balls Dance said...
I usually find the man love section to be lame. But this... this is just gold.

Anonymous tony.bluntana said...
Hey, 'bawful, I just read this:

"The people who dropped Greg Oden in their fantasy league: Greg's hot streak continued last night: 16 points (8-for-10), 10 rebounds, 3 blocked shots."

...and, I was wondering if, maybe, you meant to say, "BEST of the Night" for the man who saved Greg Oden's career.

I would like to re-direct your attention to my comment posted on January 19, 2009. (Don't worry, I'll go find it in your archives and post it in full immediately after this post. Obviously, you don't have to accept it as a posted comment, just remember who gets the reward when GO's in the HOF.)

P.S. I can't even tell you how excited I am that you even care enough to mention his stats. All I want is to be in the cool club. Well, that and a whole lot of thank you money from Greg Oden.)

Note: I'm sorry if this is a double post... the page changed, but didn't say "wait for blog owner approval."

Anonymous tony.bluntana said...
On January 19th, 2009, tony "what do we look like, baggage handlers?" bluntana boldly stated:

"Mark my words: this year's presidential inauguration will bring change!! But, not what you think. It will mark the day that Greg Oden's career begins.

Why? Because January 19, 2009 is the day I finally dropped him from my fantasy roster.

You laugh, sure. But, I invite you to examine the evidence...

When did Deron Williams get hurt? What about Ron Artest? Rip Hamilton? Josh Smith? All within days of joining my fantasy team.

When did Jameer Nelson get hurt? The day after I picked him up on waivers. And, guess when he came back... that's right, when I dropped him.

Another mid-season acquisition: Delonte West. When did I pick him up? You guessed it: the day before he broke his wrist.

Even the NFL is not immune to my fantasy curse. Did anyone wonder why DeAngelo Williams and Thomas Jones had such good seasons? It's because Jonathan Stewart and Leon Washington were on my fantasy team. The best game of J-Stew's season was the one for which I benched him.

Plus, I started out with Lendale White. He sucked. I was lucky enough to pick up Chris Johnson a few weeks later; and, Lendale had a breakout game.

You see where I'm going with this?

So, as I continue to believe that I'm important enough for the universe to actively foil my fantasy sports teams, I've decided to save Greg Oden's career by dropping him from my team.

Greg, when you're in the hall of fame, remember who made it happen."

Blogger Basketbawful said...
tony.bluntana, that was, indeed, a callout to you. Consider yourself in the cool kids club.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Some guys turned that man love picture into a Blazer themed Valentine.

http://trailpost.today.com/2009/02/13/a-trail-post-valentines-day/

Scroll to the bottom

Blogger chris said...
tony.bluntana - You're the guy with NBA2K9 right? I think it's time we prepare to set up the (virtual) All-Lacktion Game! :D

Can you please put Brad Miller on your fantasy team for the crime of having a Scrappy Doo tat? PLEASE?! :p

Blogger chris said...
Disturbing Laimbeer picture alert ahead:

http://tothetin.com/2009/02/15/nba-all-star-saturday-night-lebrons-announcement-overshadows-nate-robinsons-sprite-slam-dunk-contest-win/

http://tothetin.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/laimbeer_billups.jpg?w=410&h=328

...eeek...

CAPTCHA: "dinke"

Blogger flohtingPoint said...
"Mark my words: this year's presidential inauguration will bring change!! But, not what you think. It will mark the day that Greg Oden's career begins."

@Tony: It's less your fantasy curse, more Portland's curse and Greg's dumbness. Right now, Greg is averaging a piddling and boring 9/7. Beyond that, the guy cannot figure out how to stay out of foul trouble. It's almost as if the individual has never watched a game of basketball in his life, the way he approaches physical contact and flailing his arms around like an infant fresh out of the vagina. Seriously, box-out means hold your hands out, palms back and secure your territory, NOT bitchslap anyone who is within arm reach.

Greg's doing a great job morphing into Sam I Am (not Michael Jordan) Bowie, the only difference being that Bowie had better stats his first year.

Blogger flohtingPoint said...
BTW, can we have a Worst of the Year for David Stern, the NBA and the fact that the NBA Finals MVP trophy is named after someone who never won it? That's be like changing the name of the Lombardi Trophy to the Schottenheimer Trophy.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3908460

Blogger Drake said...
flohtingPoint wrote:

"BTW, can we have a Worst of the Year for David Stern, the NBA and the fact that the NBA Finals MVP trophy is named after someone who never won it? That's be like changing the name of the Lombardi Trophy to the Schottenheimer Trophy.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3908460"


Oh please, that's the worst comparison I've ever heard, bar none. Seriously, I'm not even going to go in depth with my answer here.

Bill Russell - 11 rings
Marty Schottenheimer - O rings

And I bet you're going to tell me with a straight face that Bill Russell was only a nice role player on those Celtic teams next, huh? Russell never won the award because it didn't exist when he played.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
O/T, but since this is the most current post:

Seems like Chris and the lacktion fans might want to chime in on another recent post on a different blog:

http://jonesonthenba.com/2009/02/obscure-and-forgotten-nba-player-party.html

Anonymous Anonymous said...
that was one truly bawful all-star-weekend so far...

Blogger flohtingPoint said...
@Drake: I have nothing against Bill Russell at all, it's just foolish to name an award after someone that has nothing to do with it.

Yes, we all know Bill won 11 championships and that the award didn't exist when he won them.

Blogger AnacondaHL said...
It took only FOUR minutes into the All-Star game until the crab dribble was mentioned!

Blogger chris said...
Anonymous: The irony of course is that the more that certain players suddenly continue to gain playing time - giving them enough opportunities to stop being lacktators - they stop being "obscure" after a while! I'm talking about you, Tarence Kinsey.

flothingPoint: Well, the NBA already renamed HORSE after an unrelated insurance company. :p

Blogger chris said...
So the commentators on TNT are noting that Yao has said, "I think this game [the ASG] is too fast for me."

Wait a minute...so if that's the case, what does that say about Yao's ability to cover his own half-court against the other teams' stars (which of course, is what the All-Star rosters are comprised of)?!

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I'm really looking forward to the next new post. Lots of all star festivities to mock.
Oh, and perhaps some sort of satirical analysis or Jermaine "The Drain" for Matrix?
Beauty

Blogger chris said...
Joe Johnson's +10 suck differential in the All-Star Game will be legendary in the years to come. Wow.

Blogger AnacondaHL said...
It's true. As the creator of the suck differential, I think this must be what it feels like to be an over-zealously proud parent.

And how the hell did Chris Paul's near triple-double not get part of that MVP dramafest?

Blogger Wild Yams said...
What a weekend for Phoenix basketball fans! They host the All Star game, the West wins, they get to boo Tony Parker and Tim Duncan, one of their players shares the MVP award, they fire their coach... Oh wait, maybe that last part isn't so great. Sorry Phoenix fans, the All Star daydream is over, we now return you to your regularly scheduled dread of watching your basketball franchise be dismantled before your very eyes :(

Blogger flohtingPoint said...
I know I'm like a week late on this one, but "Conjunction JUNKtion" would have made a ****ing awesome caption...

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