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Sam Cassell’s Iconic Wizards Celebration Photo Paired With Classic ’90s Rap Albums

Updated: April 30, 2014
[via @SteveBuckhantz]

[via @SteveBuckhantz]

The question ‘why?’ is often worth asking.

But sometimes it’s better to ask ‘why not?’.

When Steve Buckhantz of Steve Buckhantz fame tweeted out the above image of Sam Cassell after last night’s big win on the Wizards team plane with what one can only presume is an adult beverage, it immediately struck me as iconic.

This is the man, possessing three NBA championship rings himself, who perfected clutch and gave it a dance to boot—the “Big Balls Dance” (for which players this season in Adam Silver’s NBA have been getting fined upon executing, including former Wizard Caron Butler).

Now, the 44-year-old Cassell, having played in 11 NBA playoffs (136 total games) and making it past the first round on seven of those occasions, gets to celebrate his first time in the playoffs and out of the first round as an NBA assistant coach.

Thus, for reasons still somewhat obscure, Cassell’s iconic photo, via Buckhantz, will be used as a mock cover for classic rap albums from the 1990s. It just seemed to make sense. Why not?

So here goes (and you can vote at the bottom on which album fits Sam best)…


[The Pharcyde – “Bizarre Ride II” – 1992]


[Nas – “Illmatic” – 1994]


[Outkast – “Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik” – 1994]


[U.G.K – “Super Tight” – 1994]


[AZ – “Doe or Die” – 1995]


[Goodie Mob – “Soul Food” – 1995]


[The Roots – “Do You Want More ?!!!?!” – 1995]


[Jay-Z – “Reasonable Doubt” – 1996]


[Master P – “Ice Cream Man” – 1996]


[Camp Lo – “Uptown Saturday Night” – 1997]


[Devin the Dude – “The Dude” – 1998]


[Cool Breeze – “East Point’s Greatest Hit” – 1999]



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