With the Olympics taking flight on this wonderful 08/08/08, J.E. Skeets over at Ball Don’t Lie is mentally superimposing a few select basketball players into specific events. Yesterday brought us the “Combat” events, and wouldn’t you know it: We have a winner!
Gold: Ben Wallace — There’s no conceivable way Big Ben would lose an Olympic boxing match to another NBA player. Most importantly, he has those granite hands. They might not be ideal for catching a basketball, but they’re fantastic for breaking jaws. Not to mention all the extra padding he’ll have once his hair gets shoved in his headgear.
He’s spot on with the fact that those hands do not exactly work in transition, but his toughness is a huge addition to this Cavaliers team. If only he didn’t make so much money…
All-NBA Olympics: Combat Events [Y! BDL]