Shook Ankles: The Jet Suffers A Crash Landing
Nick Van Exel was such an enigmatic player. In a way he was a bit ahead of his time, especially early in his career. The arrogant, semi-egomaniacal little guy who had to play the unenviable dual role of being the most talented player on his team while also directing everyone else as the point guard. He was the subject for one of FreeDarko’s final posts, and for basketball fans seeking some revisionism I suggest reading it. Here, you can catch him embarrassing Kenny Smith, one of my all-time favorite TV personalities, with a spin move and laser beam mid-range jumper. Good times.