Any fan of 1990’s TV knows that every sitcom needed the requisite basketball episode. One episode complete with either an entirely too small full court or some type of playground tournament. Of course, they all ended the same way though. Game winning shot. The star takes it. Makes it and celebrates, or misses it learns winning isn’t everything.
But, now it’s time to see how their games stack up and to crown one man the ultimate 90s baller.
Will Smith “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”
Strengths: Finishing around the rim…Getting into the lane…Good rebounder…Solid pull up game…Scoring off the tip off
Weaknesses: Lack of killer instinct…Weak preppy competition…guarding quicker guards…Single fathers
Overview: Scoring guard who can get into the lane at will, but must work on creating for teammates and must develop a killer instinct.
NBA Comparison: Brandon Jennings
Martin Payne “Martin”
Strengths: Trash talking…Mid range game…Fly girlfriend
Weaknesses: Short…Ball hog…Help defense..Poor teammate…Perimeter Defense…Pam…Flopping
Overview: Shoot first point guard, who struggles to defend his position.
NBA Comparison: Bad Gilbert Arenas
Steve Urkel “Family Matters”
Strengths: Killer crossover…Ball handling…Quick and flashy…At his best running the break…Creative passer…Good court vision…Clutch
Weaknesses: Small and slight frame…Non existent on the boards…Can be easily posted up
Overview: A streaky scorer, who will not contribute much defensively, but can be a prototypical scoring sixth man.
NBA Comparison: Somewhere between Jason Terry and JJ Barea
Shawn Wayans “The Wayans Bros”
Strengths: Good teammate…Hard worker…Posts up well…Strong finisher…Good outlet passer
Weaknesses: Weak interior defender…Doesn’t create his own shot…Needs to play with a strong PG…Boneheaded brother
Overview: Hardworking forward with good low post game but owns a limited perimeter game.
NBA Comparison: Poor man’s Carlos Boozer-Black Tyler Hansbrough
Mr. Cooper “Hanging with Mr. Cooper”
Strengths: Dunking Machine…Solid mid-range jumper…Sick Glasses…Athletic enough to get to the hoop
Weaknesses: Struggles defensively…Weak rebounder…(fake) Knee injurys
Overview: Big, athletic forward who can dominate offensively.
NBA Comparison: Amare Stoudemire
Uncle Jesse “Full House”
Strengths: Sweat spot…Backwards hat
Overview: A total useless player.
NBA Comparison: Jared Jefferies Offensively-Adam Morrison Defensively
T.J. Henderson “Smart Guy”
Strengths: Basketball IQ…Scoring…Believing in Title IV…Eye for Talent
Weaknesses: Size…Selfish…Bad attitude
Overview: Ball dominate guard who struggles to get teammates involved.
NBA Comparison: Skills wise-Washed Up Allen Iverson…Eye for Talent wise- Geno Auriemma
Jamie Foxx “The Jamie Foxx Show”
Strengths: Trash talking…Outside shooting…Steps up in big moments…Using his head
Weaknesses: Too small to get into the lane…Pronunciation…97-98 Sonics
Overview: Guard who possesses limited skills and defers to his teammates, but can hit open jumpers and will step up in big moments.
NBA Comparison: Mario Chalmers
Tomorrow, we will break down who is the King of the Court.