Big Picture Categories: NBAers from the ACC

King’s Cup might be the best drinking game out there. Everyone has their own version, there’s ample drinking and sometimes — on a few lucky occasions — hot chicks end up naked. One of the best “games” in King’s Cup is Categories, which often is represented by the Jack card. In Categories, the person who draws the card says a category (fast food joints, baseball stadiums, etc.) and everyone must go around the circle naming one until somebody stumbles. When that person fucks up, they drink. Make sense? Good.

We’ve ignored the NBA up until this point. It’s a boring league, with whiny superstars and the hoops are too motherfucking low. Raise that shit to 11 feet already!

But our neglect stops here. With so little going on sports wise, it’s time to embrace the NBA as your best friend. If you hate it like us, learn to love it. Or just root for the Warriors. They play like a college team anyway. But since the NBA has far fewer players than the NFL or MLB, we couldn’t stick to one alma mater — like in these posts.

Since the ACC is the premier league in the land (the Pac-10 ain’t too shabby, either), today’s category will be naming all current NBA players who went to ACC universities. We’ll start and you guys continue in the comments. You can go again after every five comments. One — one! — answer per comment, assbags. First person to mess up has to root for Duke for two weeks.

We’ll start with a basket case, because, well, who doesn’t like a superstar nutjob? Steve Francis (Maryland).

Let’s go, college hoops (and soon-to-be NBA) fans. Slang your knowledge in the comments.


28 Responses

  1. Len Bias. For all of two days, ZING!

  2. Bleh, read the full post and just saw current in there…

    *puts on Laettner Duke jersey*

    Chris Paul, Wake Forest.

  3. I could go all day with this one…
    Sarunas Jasikevicius, Maryland

    Also, don’t fucking “Zing” a tragedy.

  4. JJ REDICK!!!

    The Big East is far superior.

  5. Tim Duncan, Wake

  6. Stevie Franchise only comes off as a nutjob because he can’t come out…although he just about came out when the Magic split him from his boyfriend, Cuttino.

    Staying on the nutjob theme, when Starbury (GT) was playing at Lincoln HS, he would bring the ball into the front court and, instead of running a play, he’d sometimes stand near half-court, pestering his coach to let him shoot it from there. The coach would eventually give in, and Steph would hoist.

  7. Marvin Williams, Hawks

  8. Also, don’t fucking “Zing” a tragedy.

    One man’s tragedy is another’s comedy. At one point I thought Len started a chain reaction of Celtic death when Reggie Lewis (drafted a year later) kicked the bucket around 93.

    Sam “Species” Cassell, FL State.

  9. Tom Gugliotta, The North Carolina State University

  10. Shelden Williams – Atlanta/Duke

  11. antawn jameson, unc

  12. Grant Hill – Duke Now with PHX

  13. Joe Smiff – Maryland

  14. Vince Carter. Nets via UNC

  15. Sean “Puffy” Williams

    Boston College

  16. raymond felton (North Carolina)

  17. Steve Blake
    Portland – Maryland

  18. Chris Bosh (GT).

    It’s not like Bias was killed by a stray bullet or some shit. It was convincingly proven that he had a coke habit for years…Unfortunate, but not exactly tragic. The tragedy is that Chris Washburn didn’t get some of that batch instead.

  19. Elton Brand – Duke

  20. Chris Duhon-Duke

  21. Javaris Crittenton – Georgia Tech now with Memphis

  22. Sean May – UNC

  23. jared dudley

  24. Jerrett Jack, GT

  25. Juan Dixon, Maryland- Now the Raptors

    And Bokolis, you don’t even have a clue what you’re talking about. That is not at all proven, and this is the first time I have ever heard this, and I’ve heard A LOT about Bias. It was his first time ever using it, and it actually wasn’t a huge amount that he used, it was just some shitty coke and his body couldn’t handle it.

  26. Matt Harping (GT).

    Having grown up in the 80’s in a coke den neighborhood, I always thought it was rather naive to believe that Bias had his cherry popped on a bad batch…pure media spin- surely at the urging of the commissioner, who was in the process of ridding the league of its coke epidemic.

    For something more concrete, I studied the Bias case in college. If you care, here are the particulars to research:

    905 F.2d 1558, 1990

    Bias’ coke habit became known when his family went to court to collect insurance money. His family wound up losing their case because a truckload of people ran through and testified about his coke habit.

  27. Chris Wilcox, MD-Sonics

    Well Bokolis, I stand corrected and apologize. Everything that I’ve ever watched and read on the subject has either hinted at or outright said he hadn’t used before, but that was a lie. Thanks for that actually, that was interesting.

  28. Jerry Stackhouse – UNC
    Jeff McInnis – UNC
    Josh Howard – Wake
    Al Thorton – FSU
    Carlos Boozer – Duke
    Rashad McCants – UNC
    Corey Magette – Duke
    Jared Dudley – Boston College
    Shane Battier – Duke
    Mike Dunleavy – Duke
    Luol Deng – Duke
    Brendan Haywood – UNC
    Rasheed Wallace – UNC
    Greg Buckner – Clemson
    Dale Davis – Clemson
    Chris Bosh – Georgia Tech

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