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(Deadspin)   If Nate Robinson dunks three consecutive baskets, does that make it a turkey?   (deadspin.com) divider line 38
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2014-01-06 01:18:06 PM  
As long as it's not a jive turkey

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2014-01-06 01:18:22 PM  
No, it just means he can't shoot worth crap.

"OH HAY LOOK ET ME I'M DUNKIN DA BAWWWL ISE BE ON DA SPORTINGSCHANNAL FOR SURE." Good for you, sunshine. Now learn fundamentals.
 
2014-01-06 01:20:07 PM  
More of a cornish game hen.
 
2014-01-06 01:27:18 PM  
I always liked Nate. Wish he was still a Celtic.
 
2014-01-06 01:27:35 PM  
I miss him in Chicago. If he was still on the team, it might have actually made this season worth watching...

//Still would suck, but at least be enertaining
 
2014-01-06 01:35:31 PM  
My bowling average would improve a lot if I was allowed to walk over the foul line the same amount NBA stars were allowed to travel.
 
2014-01-06 01:37:15 PM  
No but after the second he goes from 'heating up' to 'on fire'! His shoes will burst into flame, and his half court runners will cause the net to burst into flames

/is it the shoes?
//boom shaka-laka
 
2014-01-06 01:43:02 PM  

rjakobi: No, it just means he can't shoot worth crap.

"OH HAY LOOK ET ME I'M DUNKIN DA BAWWWL ISE BE ON DA SPORTINGSCHANNAL FOR SURE." Good for you, sunshine. Now learn fundamentals.


*snert*

3 Def Rb, 2 Off RB, 5 Assists, 0 turnovers, 15 non-dunk points all in under 20 minutes.

So he can rebound on both ends, passes the ball AND can hit jumpers.

What fundamentals, pray-tell, is he missing?
 
2014-01-06 01:45:52 PM  

rjakobi: No, it just means he can't shoot worth crap.

"OH HAY LOOK ET ME I'M DUNKIN DA BAWWWL ISE BE ON DA SPORTINGSCHANNAL FOR SURE." Good for you, sunshine. Now learn fundamentals.


Oh, really? Are you a racist, or just a sad little troll desperate for attention?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMMhsJTZdYk
 
2014-01-06 01:59:24 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: rjakobi: No, it just means he can't shoot worth crap.

"OH HAY LOOK ET ME I'M DUNKIN DA BAWWWL ISE BE ON DA SPORTINGSCHANNAL FOR SURE." Good for you, sunshine. Now learn fundamentals.

*snert*

3 Def Rb, 2 Off RB, 5 Assists, 0 turnovers, 15 non-dunk points all in under 20 minutes.

So he can rebound on both ends, passes the ball AND can hit jumpers.

What fundamentals, pray-tell, is he missing?


He's not white.
 
2014-01-06 02:03:53 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: rjakobi: No, it just means he can't shoot worth crap.

"OH HAY LOOK ET ME I'M DUNKIN DA BAWWWL ISE BE ON DA SPORTINGSCHANNAL FOR SURE." Good for you, sunshine. Now learn fundamentals.

*snert*

3 Def Rb, 2 Off RB, 5 Assists, 0 turnovers, 15 non-dunk points all in under 20 minutes.

So he can rebound on both ends, passes the ball AND can hit jumpers.

What fundamentals, pray-tell, is he missing?


It's hard to tell, since you didn't specify how many lay-ups and two-handed jump shots he had.
 
2014-01-06 02:07:29 PM  

rjakobi: No, it just means he can't shoot worth crap.

"OH HAY LOOK ET ME I'M DUNKIN DA BAWWWL ISE BE ON DA SPORTINGSCHANNAL FOR SURE." Good for you, sunshine. Now learn fundamentals.



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Ohh and what Jim said! He's also a three time Slam Dunk champion so dunking is kind of his thing.....
 
2014-01-06 02:14:06 PM  
No it means

HE'S ON FIRE!

/nbajam.jpg
 
2014-01-06 02:19:47 PM  
dunks should be worth .5 points.
 
2014-01-06 02:22:35 PM  

Raider_dad: dunks should be worth .5 points.


White-man-who-can't-jump like typing detected.
 
2014-01-06 02:25:40 PM  

Raider_dad: dunks should be worth .5 points.


Why?  It's harder to do than a layup.
 
2014-01-06 02:56:26 PM  

italie: I miss him in Chicago. If he was still on the team, it might have actually made this season worth watching...

//Still would suck, but at least be enertaining


This!
 
2014-01-06 03:17:24 PM  

rudemix: No but after the second he goes from 'heating up' to 'on fire'! His shoes will burst into flame, and his half court runners will cause the net to burst into flames

/is it the shoes?
//boom shaka-laka


JameZZ82: No it means

HE'S ON FIRE!

/nbajam.jpg


Came for this and Whoomp, There It Is!

/+1 internets for both of you.
 
2014-01-06 03:25:11 PM  

Raider_dad: dunks should be worth .5 points.


I thought people stopped being butthurt over the general act of dunking back in the 70s lol.
 
2014-01-06 04:17:58 PM  
No, Turkey means three consecutive strikes, in bowling.
 
2014-01-06 04:37:32 PM  
No double dunks? Fail...

/too obscure?
 
2014-01-06 04:47:30 PM  
Only if he uses a 15lb. ball.
 
2014-01-06 04:59:31 PM  

JameZZ82: No it means

HE'S ON FIRE!

/nbajam.jpg


I was trying to find a picture of Muggsy Bogues on fire but I can't get one anywhere
 
2014-01-06 05:20:02 PM  

EyeballKid: rjakobi: No, it just means he can't shoot worth crap.

"OH HAY LOOK ET ME I'M DUNKIN DA BAWWWL ISE BE ON DA SPORTINGSCHANNAL FOR SURE." Good for you, sunshine. Now learn fundamentals.

Oh, really? Are you a racist, or just a sad little troll desperate for attention?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMMhsJTZdYk


Oh snap good sir. Your comment has wounded me and I apologize for besmirching the good name of your idol and calling me a racist troll because the person I'm criticizing happens to be of the African American persuasion when I was rather pointing out how the slam dunk is thoroughly over exploited and has led to a degeneration of the game. Also I am sorry not to have done my research because last I heard of Nate Robinson, he was the prime douche in Isaiah Thomas's New York Knickerbockers, which I also was about to call the Doucherknockers, but you have revealed my trolliness already and foiled my plan.

Also, your YouTube channel sucks and I changed the video to the famous Constable Savage sketch from Not The Nine O Clock News. Who's the racist now, huh?
 
2014-01-06 05:25:45 PM  

rjakobi: EyeballKid: rjakobi: No, it just means he can't shoot worth crap.

"OH HAY LOOK ET ME I'M DUNKIN DA BAWWWL ISE BE ON DA SPORTINGSCHANNAL FOR SURE." Good for you, sunshine. Now learn fundamentals.

Oh, really? Are you a racist, or just a sad little troll desperate for attention?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMMhsJTZdYk

Oh snap good sir. Your comment has wounded me and I apologize for besmirching the good name of your idol and calling me a racist troll because the person I'm criticizing happens to be of the African American persuasion when I was rather pointing out how the slam dunk is thoroughly over exploited and has led to a degeneration of the game. Also I am sorry not to have done my research because last I heard of Nate Robinson, he was the prime douche in Isaiah Thomas's New York Knickerbockers, which I also was about to call the Doucherknockers, but you have revealed my trolliness already and foiled my plan.

Also, your YouTube channel sucks and I changed the video to the famous Constable Savage sketch from Not The Nine O Clock News. Who's the racist now, huh?


tl;dr

/sure it was stupid though
 
2014-01-06 06:56:28 PM  

rjakobi: No, it just means he can't shoot worth crap.

"OH HAY LOOK ET ME I'M DUNKIN DA BAWWWL ISE BE ON DA SPORTINGSCHANNAL FOR SURE." Good for you, sunshine. Now learn fundamentals.


Ooooh, look at the guy being all edgy and racist on the internet. I'm impressed.
 
2014-01-06 07:14:31 PM  
31.media.tumblr.com

Nope, it's a Twerky.
 
2014-01-06 08:24:52 PM  
I love Nate, but especially on the last shot, but didn't hurt that the other team just stood and watched.
 
2014-01-07 01:20:07 PM  
I would say that it means both his team sucks at shooting and the opponent sucks at blocking out, having seen the two consecutive putback dunks.

But hey, morons here think that getting within 0 inches of your target shows less skill than settling for a shot from 20 feet away. Much like an assassin who sneaks up and kills his opponents with his bare hands before they notice he's there is less skilled than a sniper.
 
2014-01-07 02:36:24 PM  

rjakobi: calling me a racist troll because the person I'm criticizing happens to be of the African American persuasion


No, that's not why you're racist. You're racist for making the point by doing an extremely racist impression of what you imagined Nate Robinson said after his dunks.


Also, you don't put Nate Robinson down for being Nate Robinson. That's like kicking a puppy.
 
2014-01-07 03:08:32 PM  

FireZs: rjakobi: calling me a racist troll because the person I'm criticizing happens to be of the African American persuasion

No, that's not why you're racist. You're racist for making the point by doing an extremely racist impression of what you imagined Nate Robinson said after his dunks.


Also, you don't put Nate Robinson down for being Nate Robinson. That's like kicking a puppy.


Why feed troll more? I mean, he refused to even bite on my "here are some facts" post. Telltale sign he's just trying to be a dork.
 
2014-01-07 03:19:35 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: FireZs: rjakobi: calling me a racist troll because the person I'm criticizing happens to be of the African American persuasion

No, that's not why you're racist. You're racist for making the point by doing an extremely racist impression of what you imagined Nate Robinson said after his dunks.


Also, you don't put Nate Robinson down for being Nate Robinson. That's like kicking a puppy.

Why feed troll more? I mean, he refused to even bite on my "here are some facts" post. Telltale sign he's just trying to be a dork.


"Don't feed the trolls" is kind of stupid. Not every stupid or racist comment is trolling; some people are actually stupid and racist. Not "feeding" them just means that stupid and racist people get to dominate the conversation.
 
2014-01-07 04:28:22 PM  

FireZs: Jim from Saint Paul: FireZs: rjakobi: calling me a racist troll because the person I'm criticizing happens to be of the African American persuasion

No, that's not why you're racist. You're racist for making the point by doing an extremely racist impression of what you imagined Nate Robinson said after his dunks.


Also, you don't put Nate Robinson down for being Nate Robinson. That's like kicking a puppy.

Why feed troll more? I mean, he refused to even bite on my "here are some facts" post. Telltale sign he's just trying to be a dork.

"Don't feed the trolls" is kind of stupid. Not every stupid or racist comment is trolling; some people are actually stupid and racist. Not "feeding" them just means that stupid and racist people get to dominate the conversation.


By acknowledging them (which we are now both doing I might add, so damnit Jim, shutup) the conversation is about them. Not about the topic originally brought up. Therefore the "conversation" feeds the troll because the conversation is only really ABOUT the troll.
 
2014-01-07 04:45:09 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: By acknowledging them (which we are now both doing I might add, so damnit Jim, shutup) the conversation is about them. Not about the topic originally brought up. Therefore the "conversation" feeds the troll because the conversation is only really ABOUT the troll.


Well, NOW it's about him, since we're talking about the right way to respond to him. But that's a strange thing to think. Any response to any post is an acknowledgement of that poster's comment, so by that logic, responding to anyone makes the conversation "about them?" And if you apply this only to comments by people you deem to be trolls (the vast majority of whom in reality are just idiots/assholes), the end result is that the only unchallenged statements in a thread will be the stupidest/most hateful/racist. Now, you might be ok with that, thinking that those comments are so self-evidently wrong that no one will be convinced by them, but the reality is that that kind of commenting environment normalizes the most terrible of comments, and it makes everything worse off in the end.
 
2014-01-07 04:52:19 PM  

FireZs: Jim from Saint Paul: By acknowledging them (which we are now both doing I might add, so damnit Jim, shutup) the conversation is about them. Not about the topic originally brought up. Therefore the "conversation" feeds the troll because the conversation is only really ABOUT the troll.

Well, NOW it's about him, since we're talking about the right way to respond to him. But that's a strange thing to think. Any response to any post is an acknowledgement of that poster's comment, so by that logic, responding to anyone makes the conversation "about them?" And if you apply this only to comments by people you deem to be trolls (the vast majority of whom in reality are just idiots/assholes), the end result is that the only unchallenged statements in a thread will be the stupidest/most hateful/racist. Now, you might be ok with that, thinking that those comments are so self-evidently wrong that no one will be convinced by them, but the reality is that that kind of commenting environment normalizes the most terrible of comments, and it makes everything worse off in the end.


If the people who posted it thought the way that you do, it would be alright.

They don't. They are like people on reality TV shows like Honey Boo Boo and Dance Moms. "Look! people are talking about me! That validates what I have said!" is as deep as their thought process goes. If you MUST acknowledge these people, you have to do it with facts. Those scare idiots away. If you have no facts to give, you should NEVER respond. If it's that hateful, I don;t say act like the comment isn;t there entirely, report it. Any attention is good attention in their minds.
 
2014-01-07 05:17:31 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: If the people who posted it thought the way that you do, it would be alright.

They don't. They are like people on reality TV shows like Honey Boo Boo and Dance Moms. "Look! people are talking about me! That validates what I have said!" is as deep as their thought process goes. If you MUST acknowledge these people, you have to do it with facts. Those scare idiots away. If you have no facts to give, you should NEVER respond. If it's that hateful, I don;t say act like the comment isn;t there entirely, report it. Any attention is good attention in their minds.


Yeah, I just don't agree. I think the vast majority of idiots on the internet really do have something to say, but what they want to say is usually terrible, so when they get the inevitable pushback, they pretend that that was what they were looking for all along to limit the emotional damage. Usually they are able to do this because the response is too reflexive because the people responding assume that the poster's idiocy is self-evident. But when you're able to take that avenue away, "any attention is good attention" suddenly doesn't seem like such a good idea anymore. Facts do help with this, so you're right on that point.
 
2014-01-07 05:56:06 PM  
Whelp. Agree to disagree then?
 
2014-01-07 06:25:31 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Whelp. Agree to disagree then?


Sure. It's as good of an outcome as one could reasonably hope for posting on the internet. :)
 
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