Originally posted on NBA 24/7 365  |  Last updated 8/2/12

Good… um… late night, basketball fans, and welcome to another edition of The Best Plays You’ve Never Seen Before! In this post you will find awesome highlights with only a few Youtube views, including an unbelievable dribbling demonstration by Jamaal Tinsley and a spectacular finish from Fred Jones.  The digging has been done for you… all you’ve got to do is scroll down and press play!

Let us begin this short journey through time by going back further than I tend to… all the way to 1985, which was three years before I was born and right in the middle of Isiah Thomas’s glory days.  Here’s Zeke going AND1 Mixtape on a guy long before there was any AND1 Mixtape.

It seems that the victim’s name is Kenny Patterson, a rookie point guard out of the University of DePaul.  If you read the comments on the video you’ll find speculation that Isiah wanted to give this young man the business because he “was kind of a big deal in Chicago.”  Whatever the case may have been, I’m still enjoying the abuse 27 years later.

You know what makes me sad?  Flip Murray, according to his wikipedia page, plays in the D-League.  Man, Flip Murray was exciting.  He may never have contended for a Sixth Man trophy, but he was definitely one of my favorite second-unit fixtures.  And boy could he get up…

I can’t tell which Spur it was that crumbled like an oatmeal cookie, but that man got Hinrich’d.

And for the featured play… you remember Slava Medvedenko, right?  Yeah, well, the former Laker champion/bench magnate managed to get in for an early run in this 2004 battle with the Central Division power that was the Pacers, and the poor bastard got put through the ringer.  First, Jamaal Tinsley predictably dribbles through his legs… then, following a pair of turnovers, dunk champ Fred Jones delivers a banger on top of his dome piece.

Not surprisingly, this was mostly Luke Walton’s fault.  He actually put a half-decent move on Reggie before realizing he wouldn’t be Luke Walton if he didn’t f@ck it up.

Moving right along, it’s about to be a double dose of Jamaal Tinsley.  Here he is breaking down the defense for the Iowa State Cyclones, showing the University of Colorado how they handle the rock in New York City.

That’s basically what would happen if you spent 10 seconds pressing all the right buttons in NBA Street Volume 2.  What an exhibition… he actually falls down between three defenders and never for a second appears out of control.  Incredible.

Ron Artest’s game has always been a tad bit… choppy, but there was a time when he would make his share of effectively-pretty-but-still-sorta-ugly moves.  To watch him now, you wouldn’t believe it for a second… but the dude used to average around 20 points a game for a team that wasn’t awful.  How would you like to see this Metta walk through that door, Laker fans?

Too bad he isn’t.  Not even if he were to be guarded exclusively by Drew Gooden.

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