March 31, 2008
Second round action of our completely pointless, albeit oddly entertaining, BDL Bedlam Tournament. Thanks to your help, we've compiled a list of 64 things that you may or may not love about the NBA and seeded them into four regions. Today we'll unveil the first eight match-ups of the second round. Voting will remain open until late Tuesday night.
Up next in the Kobe Region: No. 3 seed Greg Oden's fro-hawk vs. No. 6 seed Dikembe Mutombo's finger wag. In the first round, GODE's hair shook Big Ben's headband, while Mt. Mutombo swatted Dirk's fadeaway jumper. This battle of the giants should be epic. Another look at the nominees:
No. 3 Greg Oden's GO-hawk: Did Old Man Oden introduce the fro-hawk to make himself look younger and edgier? Probably. But who cares? GODE's now just a playoff beard and a few razor mishaps away from the full-on Clubber Lang look. This is excellent news any way you trim it.
No. 6 Dikembe Mutombo's finger: "In his very first game of the 1988 college season, Dikembe debuted the Finger Wag, sending a lay-up attempt into the second row behind the basket. This would become common place, as Mutombo averaged 2.27 blocks per game as a freshman. The Finger Wag was instantly feared and respected, and the Georgetown faithful even created Rejection Row below the basket, where students would wait for swatted shots." (Thanks, On Deck Circle.)
So, who/what makes it through to the Sweet Sixteen? What do you love more? Vote today.