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Hansel Enmanuel windmilled and then handed the ball to a trash talker Basketball

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u/lordgrizzz 8d ago

Filthy dunk

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u/canteen_boy 8d ago I'll Drink to That

This dunk was so nasty I had to use the computer in the far corner of the library to watch it. You know the one.

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u/Bad_Hum3r 8d ago

Grody

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u/theslideistoohot Texas Tech 8d ago

The sticky one

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u/BrnndoOHggns Seattle Sounders FC 7d ago

Ew.

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u/mikiekwoods 8d ago

Its called the Hansel MakeYouReGretel

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u/G_R_E_A_S_O 8d ago

I read filthy drunk…. Says a lot about me

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u/IamMyles 8d ago Silver

Holy shit, that was badass.

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u/smellygooch18 8d ago

Yea that was dirty as hell.

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u/Greatmerp255 7d ago

I just noticed your PFP is Joseph Stalin with a tiny face

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u/zveroshka 8d ago edited 8d ago Silver Wholesome

On the flip side, who the fuck talks trash to a kid with a disability who is actively overcoming it? Like how fucking shitty do you have to be? I don't care what the game is, how can you not root for them?

Edit: Few folks pointed out that him being booed in fact is him being treated equally and that it's not like he used anything vulgar. I'm going to be positive and hope this guy was just going after the best guy on the team and it had nothing to do with anything else.

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u/flossdog 8d ago Silver Narwhal Salute

i think it was “friendly” trash talk and not making fun of his disability. If anything, that kid is probably the best player on both teams, so the fan, is in a way, treating him like any other great opponent.

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u/Queen-of-Leon 8d ago

I agree, the smile he shoots at the camera guy after the free throw seems good-natured and more like “haha I got it :D” than any kind of malice

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u/Nalcomis 7d ago

For real. My take away was he was the only one brave enough to have some fun with the kid from the stands.

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u/zveroshka 8d ago Silver Wholesome

Alright, that's actually a fair take. I hope it's right. But thanks for putting some perspective on it.

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u/clancydog4 8d ago edited 7d ago

The best high school players get taunted like that regularly and it's kinda in good fun. Look up any elite high school player mixtape and there will be a ton of clips like this. Like they feed off of it for moments like these and the trash talkers know that. I imagine this dude doesn't want fans "going soft" on him because of his disability. He probably loves shit like this where he gets to put the trash talking fan in his place, and honestly the fan probably kind loves it too.

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u/garynuman9 8d ago

Fondly remember chanting fuck lebron when st Vincent st Mary beat my hs in state semis.

He outscored our entire team

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u/absenceofheat 7d ago edited 7d ago

Do you know if he made it anywhere? Sounds like this dude would've hit his ONLY prime in high school. Right???

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u/garynuman9 7d ago

He did okay

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u/aetheos 7d ago

I read that in the Arrested Development narrator's voice

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u/cooperred 7d ago

Yeah he became a big time actor and starred in a Warner Bros movie

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u/GuyWithRealFakeFacts 8d ago

Wait, there was/is a high school named "st Vincent st Mary"? They really couldn't choose just one saint?

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u/jhair4me 8d ago Wholesome

Saints are like Lays potato chips.

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u/sucks_at_usernames Cincinnati 7d ago

Lots of Catholic schools were all boys or all girls and when enrollment dropped they combined into Co Ed and usually keep the name/s.

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u/walter_midnight 8d ago

Man, if people think this is discouraging, I would love to see them watch a hockey match

You need a heel sometimes. He literally gave this guy the gift of getting to dunk on someone, and he clearly wasn't exactly being super crude about it. If you want wild stories, create an askreddit thread about the most insane recital experiences parents had with their kids. People that really heckle are... different.

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u/agoia Atlanta Falcons 7d ago

"You're a loser Susie and your violin is flat. That 8 year old is gonna outplay you and you have 2 more years on her! Come on! This is basic Bach!"

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u/7HawksAnd 7d ago

“I may have 2 years on that 8 year old but the Atlanta falcons had 28 points against the New England Patriots 3 with only 8 minutes left agoia!” - suzie

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u/zumocano 7d ago

Yesss let the hate flow through you Suzie

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u/astonv 7d ago

I’m confident that’s the case. “He gon miss it” is about as light as it gets in terms of trash talk. My guess is he’s taunting ironically given Hansel is the best player on the court and everyone knows it. Having played sports through college, I can tell you if you really want to see an elite athlete dial in and bury you, just start talking shit to them. I played my best against anyone who got in my face and I dont think that’s what’s happening here.

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u/tossaroo 8d ago

Just what I came here to say.

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u/Domonero 8d ago

Agreed I think it would’ve been fucked up if he specifically talked shit about his arm

Literally all opposing fans talk shit like this regardless of any disabled or non disabled player

It’s fair & insulted him equally. However he got absolutely wrecked by the dude’s play then passing the ball which was amazing

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u/thepobv 8d ago

Do you not watch sports?

This seems to be very much in good spirits?

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u/troutpoop 7d ago

Don’t know if you’re serious or not but yes this does seem in very good spirits. “He’s gonna miss it” is not a malicious chant at all, might as well be saying “go team go”. The fan then laughs after he makes it in an “aww man” type manner.

The player is being treated like he’s the best player on the team and not like he has a disability, pretty cool if you ask me

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u/critterc 8d ago

I had this thought at first but then I thought, shouldn’t he be treated normally? Maybe he wants to be trash talked sometimes like everyone else

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u/zveroshka 8d ago

Someone else pointed that out too. I think it's a fair take.

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u/IamMyles 8d ago

Well, in a way it's weirdly a good thing? I suppose?

Cause he's being treated like any other player and isn't being given special treatment.

I suspect the trash talker was trash talking other players on the team as well.

But if it was targeted only towards the disabled guy, that's pretty messed up. Considering he was playing really well.

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u/Real_Lingonberry9270 8d ago

Trash talk is almost always targeted to whoever is playing well, especially in high school sports where there are massive skill differences

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u/HBlight 8d ago

Unless it has something directly with the disability, best thing to do with someone with a disability is to treat them like the otherwise normal person they are. Design the urinal so a dwarf can use it, but don't hold his dick while he pisses.

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u/geoponos Panionios 7d ago

Unless you both like it.

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u/Notsdlog Memphis Grizzlies 8d ago

This dude is a huge shit talker as well, as you can see above

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u/ravekidplur 8d ago

Yeah anyone who follows the prep circuit knows Hansel isn't exactly some quiet reserved kid

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u/cbartholomew 8d ago

Equality

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u/maido75 8d ago

What the fuck? Some people with disabilities want to be treated the same as everybody else.

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u/Fethah 8d ago

I’m fairly certain he’s make this chant for any of the other players trying to shoot the ball. One consistent thing I’ve heard from people with disabilities say is that the one thing they hate is being treated differently emotionally because if it.

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u/BreakfastHarvey 7d ago

You can see him smirk right at the very end of the trash talk. It’s not “serious”

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u/eyehate 8d ago

I had a friend that was paraplegic. She walked with the use of two crutches on his arms. She was muscular as fuck since her arms did all of the work for her legs.

She HATED when people treated her differently. She hated when people asked if they could help when she obviously did not need it. She had a disability but was as high functioning as you or I. If you treated her like she needed to be coddled you would get her scorn.

Treat people with disabilities like they are human. Don't put them on a pedestal, like a child. You mean well, but it just comes off poorly.

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u/realtightbutthole 8d ago

"let me help you" versus "let me know if I can help" makes a difference

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u/Slasken 7d ago

A friend of mine spent forever getting dressed before going out, I was just standing there watching him struggle, so I offered to help him with his jacket, he got annoyed at me.

Later he explained that if he starts accepting help he will lose the ability to do it himself, he needs to be able to dress, feed and clean himself in order to stay independent and be able to live in his own appartment rather than an institution. His muscles are deterioating slowly and it's neccassary for him to spend hours every day doing stuff that takes me minutes.

If you see someone struggle, just ask them if they are ok before rushing to help.

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u/Chubuwee 8d ago

Realistically can he reach nba material?

I’m sure even if he gets really good he can still make a career out of it right? Not sure how much a globetrotter gig pays but that would be great

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u/Skulfunk 8d ago Helpful

I highly doubt he makes it into the nba, limited roster spots, along with the fact that having a second arm is actually quite important in basketball. Globetrotters though? Easily can see it, even a YouTube career, imagine seeing a tall 1 armed dude crossing people up and mashing his nuts in their face, he’d be sensational.

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u/IAmNotAnAlcoholic 8d ago

Isn’t there a dude that plays on some channel (maybe something like “balls 4 life”) that is a highly skilled 1 armed player.

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u/uwanmirrondarrah Kansas 8d ago

He has a longer partial arm than this guy though, it actually extends a few inches past his elbow which allows him a lot more control than this kid. And he couldn't make the NBA. Granted this kid is probably more athletically gifted height and strength wise. I mean still amazing what this kid can do, he would shit on me forsure. But the NBA are truly the freak pinnacle of human athleticism and missing an arm basically would disqualify you from being able to reach that level. It is what it is.

D1 though I could see him maybe even getting a scholarship. Which is an incredible achievement in basketball. It basically places you in the top 0.5%. But the NBA is the top 0.001%.

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u/wwenk821 8d ago

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u/RonnieJamesDionysos 8d ago

That looks like a fun game, and it's much cleaner than the streetball I used to play. The only thing that annoys me is all the people on the court.

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u/madtolive 8d ago

If I recall correctly Emmanuel does have at least one D1 offer already.

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u/uwanmirrondarrah Kansas 8d ago

You are right I just looked it up, atleast 1 offer from Tennessee State University. Very very impressive.

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u/chriscaughtfire 8d ago

Yeah, Zach something. Plays on their east coast squad!

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u/You-Nique 8d ago

And he's legit. Super smooth player.

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u/KenjinKell 8d ago

Ballislife.com - 1 armed dude plays on their east coast squad. Name is Zach Hodskin's. He's actually a crazy good baller, played D1 at Florida

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u/Cistoran 8d ago

You're probably talking about Zach Hodskins.

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u/OutAndABoot 8d ago

having a second arm is actually quite important in basketball

I can't believe this even had to be said.

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u/ShittingOutPosts 8d ago

I'd subscribe to his channel!

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u/karmanopoly 8d ago

You just like the nuts mashed in the face part

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u/ShittingOutPosts 8d ago

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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u/Awesam 8d ago

You had me at mashing his nuts…

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u/Ncnixon92 8d ago

Then you should. I’ve been seeing him on ballislife YouTube and he goes off. Zack hodgskins is also another baller with one arm.

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u/twilson991 8d ago

You had me at mashing his nuts in their face

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u/NascentBehavior 8d ago

limited roster spots

This especially. Feels like NBA is the toughest to get into due to team sizes. At least in Hockey they have the constant seamless shifts every few minutes whereas most of the NBA Starters play the majority of the game.

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u/oryes Toronto Raptors 8d ago

"having a second arm is actually quite important in basketball", get out of town, you don't say!

lol just kidding, i thought the phrasing was funny

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u/Die231 8d ago

Nba? Zero chances

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u/Brystvorter 8d ago

To be one of the best 500 players in the entire world you need 2 arms

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u/goodthropbadthrop 8d ago

This talk reminds me of a guy that used to fight MMA. Super athletic, heart of a champion, tough as shit, all that, but he had a deformity with one of his arms. He beat a ton of great fighters and people were wondering if he could really compete against top level guys.

He couldn’t. He was slick and his impairment might have actually been advantageous in certain situations but once he started fighting guys at the top level, and really not even the top top level, he came up short. His physical condition was too easily exploitable.

I feel like this kid would probably be similar. It’s just too much of a hurdle and guys at the upper echelon without that disadvantage are gonna be able to capitalize on it. Either of them would absolutely trounce the average guy, even above average. But the gap is too large in the professional league.

Dude is Nick Newell btw. He’s definitely worth checking out. He was always fun to watch and you couldn’t help but root for him.

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u/MeanderAndReturn 7d ago

you're not wrong. the best would just target this guy's weak side, so drive to his left arm's side - every time. yeah he could shade that way but it still would be exploited over time.

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u/GeorgeWashingblagh 8d ago

Totally. Everyone is talking about his offensive output but he would be beyond a defensive liability in the NBA. Like…it would literally be 5 on 4.

Obviously not his fault but the NBA is so completely and utterly out of the question.

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u/EvilNalu 7d ago

Yeah. People don't realize that there can be a massive skill gap between a highschooler and another highschooler but there can't be much of a skill gap between a professional athlete and another professional athlete. So you can make up for the lack of one arm at one level but not at another.

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u/blisa00 8d ago Bravo!

I’m going to go out on a limb and say you’re probably right.

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u/okgusto 8d ago

Not sure how many thumbs up or thumbs down to give this.

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u/Tyler927 Denver Broncos 8d ago

What about three arms?

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u/HovercraftSimilar199 8d ago

Or a cannon in your chest

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u/nightwing2024 8d ago

Really showing what a man with a cannon in his chest can do!

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u/Manishmanny 8d ago

Hell no for the NBA man. Although he's probably better than most abled bodied people, the NBA are the top 0.01%.

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u/ShowdownValue Denver Nuggets 8d ago

.01% seems too high. Probably closer to .00001%. How many nba players are there? How many able bodied people are there?

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u/phillyeagle99 8d ago

I don’t follow basketball… 12 people per team, 20-30 teams… call it 300 players maybe 400 to make math easier and practice squads and stuff…. 4 billion men… I see 100/1,000,000,000 or 1 in 10 million. 0.00001%

Damn I sure hope you didn’t guess that well! Or you’re a wizard

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u/ShowdownValue Denver Nuggets 8d ago

Lucky guess!

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u/phillyeagle99 7d ago

Well done! Get yourself a cookie!

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u/ShowdownValue Denver Nuggets 7d ago

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u/trix_is_for_kids 8d ago

No,he's a nugget

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u/TreChomes 7d ago

I think it’s ~450 players in the league. Good math though, the odds are really nuts.

Unless you’re a 7 footer

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u/hakplay 8d ago

No. He is extremely limited to one side and anyone at the professional level could readily and easily exploit that. He likely won’t ever suck, but college play isn’t realistic and if we are being honest neither is high level high school play (as in pipeline schools to D1 programs).

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u/ravekidplur 8d ago edited 8d ago

He has a singular D1 offer from an HBCU out of Tennessee.

I've been saying this since I first saw a clip of him. He's great, he will have a great career doing basketball related things, but he will be immediately exposed when he plays against an actual active D1 player. Not having an arm isn't a small hurdle to overcome in a sport where having 2 arms is a like, basic necessity.

But hes going to have a career in basketball one way or another if he wants it, and I'm sure he does, so good for him. He doesn't seem to really think any differently, either

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u/owensd Detroit Tigers 7d ago

A lot of people have said he would be competing for the top of the class if he had two arms. Dude works super hard on his craft. Hopefully he can get some run on that team

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u/ravekidplur 7d ago

If this dude had 2 arms he'd be very very, VERY good, top 10 of his class for sure. What he does with one arm is already dumb impressive.

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u/jessejamesvan111 8d ago

Absolutely not. He'd be a star at my YMCA tho.

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u/TALLONATOR 8d ago

Realistically no.

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u/NonGNonM 8d ago

i remember someone who posted playing with someone who was a NBA bench player whose career never really took off.

he apparently spent only a year or two in the league but he said to watch him play against randoms at the park it was an absolute level of dominance he'd never seen.

so yeah as much as it'd be amazing to see a one armed NBA player someone as equally as skilled as him but with two arms would get his spot.

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u/Rustymuff 8d ago

Realistically? No. Definitely not.

Optimistically still no.

People in the nba are the best of the best. Having 2 arms is incredibly important.

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u/Jaythepatsfan 8d ago

He’s incredibly athletic, but he currently plays in a lower tier private school league and his team has a losing record.

Kids who end up in the league don’t lose games in that league, they’d be able to pull out victories alone.

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u/MUCHO2000 8d ago

Zero chance.

Zero

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u/YuropLMAO 8d ago

Realistically can he reach nba material?

Oh lord, no. lol reddit. NBA is the top 0.0001%.

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u/christopherDdouglas 8d ago

Absolutely not. The skill set needed to be pro is unbelievable and even then guys struggle in the league. Having one arm is just too big of a handicap.

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u/Hafthohlladung 8d ago

Obviousky not, wtf

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u/JuddyMali 8d ago

Possibly if someone gave him a hand.

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u/OutAndABoot 8d ago

Realistically can he reach nba material?

No. Absolutely not.

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u/gotchyaaa 8d ago

Impossible

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u/SaltySum 8d ago

I like his style

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u/Kennenmidpls 8d ago edited 8d ago Silver

Wait! He’s literally Wilt from Foster’s home.

Edit: His name is “Wilt”, not “Will”.

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u/aaronito2014 8d ago

I’ve never looked it up as I watched it when I was a kid, but isn’t the character Wilt? Like the basketball player? Or have I been living a lie??

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u/Noxington 8d ago

You are correct. Named after Wilt Chamberlain

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u/Rentington 8d ago

Which probably implied he was quite an old creation, himself.

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u/Blainyrd 8d ago edited 8d ago

If I remember correctly, Wilt’s creator was actually ‘Jordan Michaels’. An obvious play on Michael Jordan.

ETA: I did! https://fostershomeforimaginaryfriends.fandom.com/wiki/Jordan_Michaels

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u/Shat_on_a_turtle 7d ago

The episode was called “Good Wilt Hunting”, which is amazing in itself.

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u/Noxington 8d ago

Wilt's birthday is December 4th, 1976 so assuming the show took place in the present when it came out (2004), then he would have been 28 during the first episode

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u/DreamingDitto 7d ago

2004

Ahhhhhhhh

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u/Cains_Brother 7d ago

It took me a bit to figure out you meant Wilt the cartoon, not Wilt Chamberlain and I'm not that smart but I was 99% sure Wilt Chamberlain wasn't born in 1976

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u/Kennenmidpls 8d ago

Yeah you are right. I thought it was “Will” but i am wrong it is “Wilt”.

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u/nappysmith12 8d ago

Thought he felt familiar haha

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u/isaidnolettuce 8d ago

Wow, how have I never put this together? This is fucking cool.

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u/angelo_23 8d ago

Love it, savage but nothing malicious from either side

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u/Rentington 8d ago edited 8d ago

Oh yeah, the heckler went "DAAAMN!" and they all had a laugh. That's why he's known as "One Armed Manny, the One Man Army."

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u/qnaeveryday 8d ago

Yup. Matter of fact, he was treated just like every other star. You’re gonna get heckled

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u/canteen_boy 8d ago

Dude he was guarding was not taking him seriously and shit got out of hand.

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u/caseyjcannon 8d ago

These are those weirdly placed heartwarming moments. It's obviously possible we might not be getting important context in such a short clip, but from what's shown here you do get the sense that there's no ill will, and people are simply playing the metagame (no, Zuck, get away from this innocent comment).

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u/coffeesippingbastard 8d ago

I was worried it was tasteless heckling about the arm but it was general heckling which was par for the course and tbh if you're good...you kinda expect some heckling.

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u/JohnStamosAsABear 8d ago edited 8d ago

I played basketball in university against 7'1 guy with one hand. He played with a prosthetic hand that looked kind of like a shallow bowl. He was really good and I guarantee he would've been at a D1 school if he had both hands.

I couldn't imagine playing with only one arm. This is seriously impressive and I love the attitude.

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u/WatDuztheFoxSay 8d ago

Was this in Canada? I remember a guy that matches this description playing for TRU!

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u/DaFunkyJ 8d ago edited 8d ago

This rang a bell for me too! Greg Stewart would have been his name iirc. Played against him when he ran with North Kamloops high school. 7'1" and had a prosthetic from the elbow down. I feel like he represented Canada in the paralympic games in either volleyball or basketball?

Edit: This guy? https://cfjctoday.com/2020/05/26/from-the-vault-greg-stewart-the-basketball-player/

Apparently he's a shot-putter now and just set a paralympic record, crazy.

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u/JohnStamosAsABear 7d ago

Yeah that’s the guy! Im pretty tall and definitely underestimated him a little in our first matchup. That’s awesome to see he’s still killing it in athletics.

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u/TrinityBowles 7d ago

Greg is a great guy. I have size 14 feet and can put my shoes in his. Was cool watching him get the record!

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u/pooissolidpee 7d ago

Greg Stewart and He just won gold in shotput at Tokyo Paralympics

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u/uwanmirrondarrah Kansas 8d ago

A player being over 7' tall would be the one exception I think for a player maybe, just maybe, being able to make the NBA with 1 arm. If somebody was 7'4" and technically sound with 1 arm they would definitely get a shot with somebody atleast once.

But anybody smaller, yeah it would severely limit your competition ceiling.

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u/AMorder0517 8d ago

Tacko Fall is 7’6” and has struggled to find playing time in the NBA. Hasheem Thabeet is 7’3”, was a top 5 pick and is now playing in a league in Tanzania. Size isn’t everything in today’s NBA. Gotta be able to shoot or run rim to rim as a big man. The big guys that can’t space the floor are elite rim protectors

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u/R____M 7d ago

Thabeet doesnt play in tanzania, he is Tanzanian

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u/AMorder0517 7d ago

Yup you’re right, I stand corrected. He’s now playing in China.

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u/Firch88 8d ago

I had my phone on mute and I STILL heard that windmill

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u/RadioGuyRob New Orleans Saints 8d ago Helpful

He embarrassed that dude single-handedly.

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u/ClumptyDumpty 8d ago

Five- finger- death- dunk

Ugh.

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u/eightbic 8d ago

Why’s James crying?

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u/neverender158 8d ago

Cuz he just got dunked on!

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u/problynotkevinbacon 8d ago

I ain't even lying!

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u/Sporkfoot 8d ago

No he just got dunked on!

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u/neverender158 7d ago

Yup yup he was standin' in the way, so I jumped up in the air and I dunked it on his face.

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u/Econometrickk 8d ago

we had a guy like this in my box lacrosse league. we used to joke that he was all right.

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u/Cosmo124 8d ago

Damn that’s savage

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u/G00DLuck 8d ago

Not as savage as his left hook!

runs away

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u/MisSignal 8d ago

Did the ref T him up after he handed the ball?

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u/SolixTanaka 7d ago

Looks to me like a delay of game call, which could lead to a tech. Highly doubt it's an illegal dunk call, NFHS only disallows dead ball dunking, in-game is perfectly fine.

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u/tdlb 7d ago

This has to be it. In basketball you let the other team get the ball after a point and they start playing immediately. You can't instead walk away with the ball and give it to the crowd.

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u/ArrivesLate 7d ago

It’s a T because you’re not supposed to handle the ball once you score.

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u/carteriux 8d ago

What did the trash talker shouted?

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u/tdlb 7d ago

He gon miss it

👏👏👏👏👏

He gon miss it, woooo!

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u/Marty_DiBergi 8d ago

I got absolutely schooled by a similarly-abled dude in a pickup game years ago. He would post up and use the stump of his arm to move me around and I couldn’t say shit about it. He came out of nowhere to swat my layup on a fast break and just generally proved he was twice the basketball player with half the arms. Nice guy, too.

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u/protein_factory 8d ago

That Hansel, so hot right now

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u/Derubberhammer 8d ago

I was looking for this

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u/thatgirlnicola 8d ago

I’m angry at how far I had to scroll to find this comment.

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u/saltywings 8d ago

This gives me flashbacks to some dumb shit I did. The opposing team in an AAU tournament had a player with a disability. He had the thing where he only has 2 fingers and he essentially had pincer hands. I called him Mr Krabs and made fun of him pregame and was a dick. This dude went fucking nuclear and was apparently fucking steph curry from 3 lol. He had 5 or 6 3s and would literally wait until I was guarding him to light me up and mind you, this guy, both his hands had the disability. I got pulled from the game early, we lost by over 30 points. I have no clue how he was dribbling and shit but I learned a valuable lesson that day lol.

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u/chuff80 7d ago

6th grade, playing football during recess. I’m new to the school. Kid who was born without legs lined up to block me. He walked/ran in his hands to play.

I laughed and said, “what are you gonna do?”

When QB hiked the ball, dude with no legs grabbed me and tossed me to the ground like I was a doll. I laughed so hard that he laughed too. Turns out I had moved in just a block away from him and we became good friends.

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u/AntFace 7d ago

I'm loving these stories. Sports will humble the fuck outta somebody.

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u/The-Sofa-King 8d ago

Back in highschool there was a kid the grade below mine who broke his arm bad enough at a young enough age that it stunted the growth so he was kinda like Deadpool when his hand is first growing back after cutting it off in the first movie, only it affected his whole arm and it never got better. Anyways one day I hear him bragging that he can roll the best blunts and nobody rolls better blunts than him, and I just turned to him and said "motherfucker, how?"

Ordinarily I wouldn't have made fun of someone for their disability, but he was a shit person who hung out with shit people, so I had no problem calling him Nemo just like the rest of the school. Last I heard of that guy was a few years ago when he got arrested for holding up a gas station/corner store for a couple cartons of smokes and a sandwich. I still wonder which hand he held the gun in.

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u/santichrist 8d ago

Imagining how much my coach would yell at me in high school for letting a dude with one arm steal the ball from me lmao

That dude is sweet as fuck, even handling the ball to the guy in the crowd was smooth as hell

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u/thestereo300 8d ago

When I was in junior high I played basketball against a guy with like one working arm...but he HAD the other arm but it was just flailing around like he had no control over it.

It was strange. I didn't really understand what condition he had and why he didn't tie it down or something because when he ran at you and stopped quickly the arm had inertia and it came flying forward and then whipped back. It didn't look too comfortable.

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u/vikinghooker 7d ago

Going to hell I’m laughing so hard at this mental image.

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u/wikipuff Washington Capitals 7d ago

Could of had what happened to Tom Robinson in "To Kill a Mockingbird". Yes, I know getting an arm stuck in a cotton gin isn't a 21st century thing, but you get the idea.

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u/TheTrenchMonkey 8d ago

So is yelling hand down man down considered a dick move?

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u/SpiralHornedUngulate 8d ago

I thought so at first, but then I read a comment about how the heckler was just treating him like any other player, and that really makes sense to me. May seem dickish in the moment, but looking back it’s actually kind of wholesome in a weird way.

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u/justarandomcollegeki 8d ago

It’s like one of my favorite lines from 21 jump street - paraphrasing but “really it would’ve been homophobic NOT to punch him just because he’s gay”

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u/Tedesco47 8d ago

This 100%.

Treats him like he's just another player on the opposing team. I'm sure that player actually respects it

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u/WiSoSirius 8d ago

Equal opportunity dickhead. You love to hate to see it.

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u/lebeaudiable Buffalo Bills 8d ago

That Hansel…SO HOT RIGHT NOW.

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u/SlimyPurpleMeteor 8d ago

Did they T him up? Totally worth it even if they did…

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u/Economics_Troll 8d ago

Do y'all think a ref has ever called double dribble on him?

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u/Gerreth_Gobulcoque 8d ago

I mean if he stopped dribbling and then started again....

I hate that "stopped then started again" and "dribbled with two hands" are both called double dribble

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u/fantasticdamage_ 8d ago

it would take a whole Army..

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u/boatnofloat 8d ago

I went to high school with this kid Kevin Laue. He was born missing an arm, played basketball and went on. To play college ball too. I think they made a documentary about him. Nice dude too.

Edit: here is the IMDb of the documentary. Dude became a motivational speaker!

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u/b3nz0r 8d ago

There was a dude in my college band with one of his arms half amputated. We were all on the bus getting ready to go perform and one of the drum majors says "hand check!" So we all put our hands in the air to show nobody was being scandalous.

Drum major: "good effort, John"

Good times

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u/DestroyTheHuman 7d ago

What scandals you committing where you need a hand check ?

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u/Rentington 8d ago

Enmanuel... AKA "One Armed Manny, the One Man Army"

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u/CubanLynx312 8d ago

Holy fuck, that was illllllll

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u/edadou 8d ago

Je single handedly humiliated they guy

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u/ReadItWithSarcasm 7d ago

Judging by this clip, he beat the other team single handedly.

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u/YoungRoyalty 7d ago

Gonna need a sensu bean for that one.

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u/birdmanpresents 7d ago

Imagine being the guy talking shit to a kid in high-school with one arm lmaoo

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u/EastTexasAg Dallas Mavericks 8d ago

Had to guard a guy with this exact same deformity. We were a JV squad playing a smaller towns varsity and I was a freshman in HS starting on the team.

He was their 6th man type of player and had no issues besides beating people off the dribble and helpside defense.

They let out all K-5 to come watch the game during school hours(imagine tons of high pitched screaming and nonsense) which PACKED the court to the to the edge of the sidelines....

The player will always stick with me and the respect for life changes a bit when you see someone with a huge disadvantage competing and actually contributing more than most the team.

Shoutout to this guy for doing the most with what he's got.

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u/Wlverenefan 8d ago

Worth any foul given! Fuck yeah!

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u/HesGoingTheSpeed 8d ago

Solid dunk.

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u/myaltaccountisbanned 8d ago

What a bad ass and a middle finger raised to the doubters

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u/Spectivox 7d ago

the power of 24