Posts Tagged ‘Shaqtin A Fool’

Raptors’ DeRozan missed ‘the bun,’ gaffed the pass

 

VIDEO: Raptors’ DeRozan sends pass to wrong player in white shirt.

It hardly seemed fair. Joakim Noah was standing up in front of his chair at the visitors’ bench at Air Canada Centre and the Chicago Bulls’ warm-up shirt he had on was primarily white – like the home uniform color of the Toronto Raptors.

So when Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan got in trouble with the ball and off-balance in the lane nearest to Chicago’s bench, he did what anyone would do while making a split-second decision: DeRozan fired the ball toward the wide-open guy in the white shirt.

Oops! That turned out to be Noah, who caught the pass for a turnover and tilted his head somewhat quizzically. Before, of course, clapping that Noah clap over the Raptors’ turnover.

We can’t exactly say the gaffe was a turning point – Toronto already trailed 112-103 with 1:21 left, though the Bulls sandwiched a pair of 3-point misses around the Raptors star’s misplay. Had Toronto scored on that lost possession and gotten a make instead of a miss on Lou Williams‘ 25-footer with 47.9 seconds left, it might have … aww, who’s to say?

As it was, Toronto backed its way into a playoff berth when Boston and Charlotte lost. DeRozan assured himself of a spot on the weekly Shaqtin’ A Fool segment. And it was left to Noah to point out how lacking DeRozan’s powers of observation were in that pressurized moment.

“Yeah, I was wearing a white shirt. My white practice shirt,” Noah told reporters afterward. “So he thought that I was a Toronto Raptor. Unfortunately there’s nobody with long hair and a beard – and a bun – on the Toronto Raptors. Go Bulls.”

Shaqtin’ A Fool: Top Five Hard Fouls


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Shaq unveils a special edition of “Shaqtin’ A Foul” as he counts down the hardest fouls in NBA history.

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Shaqtin’ A Fool: Vol. 2, Episode 21


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This week’s Fools: Carlos Boozer, Carmelo Anthony, Andre Drummond, Chris Bosh and J.J. Barea. Vote for your favorite Shaqtin’ A Fool moment!

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Shaqtin’ A Fool: Vol. 2, Episode 19


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This week Shaq puts Dwight Howard, the Raptors’ mop boy, Dirk Nowitzki, Russell Westbrook and everyone who missed a layup on notice. Vote for your favorite Shaqtin’ A Fool moment!

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Shaqtin’ A Fool: Vol 2., Episode 18


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It’s a Shaqtin’ A Fool double-header this week. On Tuesday, Shaq crowned his main man JaVale McGee with top honors and tonight Shaq returns to call out Reggie Evans, Serge Ibaka, Kemba Walker, Carmelo Anthony and of course, the one, the only … Mr. JaVale McGee! Vote for your favorite Shaqtin’ A Fool moment!

Shaqtin’ A Fool: Vol 2., Episode 17


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More Shaqtin’ A Fool! This edition pays respect to Tyreke Evans, Draymond Green, Perry Jones, George Hill and of course, Mr. McGee. Vote for your favorite Shaqtin’ A Fool moment!

Shaqtin’ A Fool: Vol 2., Episode 16


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Another Thursday night, another batch of NBA fools. This week Shaq calls out Will Bynum, Russell Westbrook, LeBron James (!!), Tony Paker and Iman Shumpert. Vote for your favorite Shaqtin’ A Fool moment!

Shaqtin’ A Fool: All-Chuck Edition


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The Chuckster just turned the big 5-0 so Shaq decided to dedicate a special Shaqtin’ A Fool episode to Sir Charles. Vote for your favorite Shaqtin’ A Fool moment!

Shaqtin’ A Fool: 2013 All-Star Edition


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2013 NBA All-Star was ripe for the foolishness and Shaq was there to document the lunacy. Step up to the plate Chris Bosh, DeAndre Jordan, Kevin Hart, Brandon Knight and Jeff Teague. Vote for your favorite Shaqtin’ A Fool moment!

Shaqtin’ A Fool: Vol 2., Episode 13


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On the eve of All-Star Weekend, Shaq pays tribute to the fans of the Phoenix Suns, Kobe, Michael Beasley, Blake Griffin, and of course, Shaq’s main man, JaVale McGee . Vote for your favorite Shaqtin’ A Fool moment!