Found June 18, 2012 on
Larry Brown Sports:
If you are one of the very few people across America who enjoys listening to the ESPN studio crew comprised of Magic Johnson, Jon Barry, Chris Broussard, and Mike Wilbon I would love to hear your reasoning. Simply put, this is the most unbearable crew in professional sports. Magic Johnson is one of the best players of all time, but he has no business sitting at a studio desk with a microphone on. When he changed his prediction for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals from the Celtics to the Heat because he “saw the Heat’s faces,” I officially gave up on Magic.
After Miami’s Game 3 win over Oklahoma City in the Finals Sunday night, a brave fan decided to park himself behind the infamous crew and hold up a sign that read “Jon Barry Sucks!!” While I don’t mind Barry and Wilbon as much as I hate Magic and Broussard, his message is one that we can all appreciate. I’m thinking ESPN may have even let him stay there for so long because they know how miserably they failed when they assem...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Look this gem: If you aren’t sure who Jon Barry is, he is an analyst (using this word loosely) for ESPN whom NBA fans — more often than not — detest. After Game 3, the camera caught this Miami Heat fan holding the “Jon Barry Sucks” sign with Barry oblivious to anything going around [...]
A spectator with good timing and bad handwriting jumped behind the postgame crew at AmericanAirlines Arena— after the Heat defeated the Thunder— and held up a handwritten "Jon Barry Sucks" sign with Barry sitting right there on live television.
While Magic Johnson was droning on about the 91-85 win, a young man held up the sign for a few seconds before security made...
This fan throws up a Jon Barry Sucks sign during the most boring segment of television amongst 4 males since Friends, and then gets thrown out. At least he got his point across in 3 seconds unlike Chris Broussard who has 3 hours.
Come on, bro. Everyone knows Chris Broussard is the worst thing on that panel. [Follow me @TravisHouser]
If anything I wanted to show this clip so you can get a glimpse of how different Magic Johnson spoke in 1980 as opposed to now, over 30 years later. But since we just embarked on yet another incredible finals series I wanted all of you to be reminded of what was one of the best finals performances of all time.
Abdul Jabbar down with...
In NBA history we’ve seen an extremely large variety of different types of players. While no player’s game has been paralleled exactly, we’ve seen many players who are somewhat of a replica of a previous player. And as fans of the NBA we always love trying to figure out which player is like which former player. So as with any other player we try to figure what former...