I used to play a lot of soccer growing up. I was captain of my high school soccer team before I got suspended for two games after the assistant JV women’s soccer coach saw me doing drugs and boozing at a Phish show. I was in high school, so please no granola jokes about my hemp necklace, Birkenstock clad feet shimmying along in a languid noodle dance (that damn hemp was so itchy, but dread-locked white girls really seemed to dig me at that age).
Since I played a lot of soccer, and was pretty lazy, I employed the nutmeg maneuver whenever possible. The theory being that a faked pass would open up a player’s legs, so I could tap it through the exposed opening and go about my day. Often I would laugh after such a play and rile up the opposition (I was a dick in high school). Sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn’t and my coach would scream at me and tell me I’m wasting my talent (this would be a common refrain from English teachers, parents and anyone foolish enough to believe I had “potential”).
Jamaal Tinsley is back on the NBA radar after hitting a half-court shot, and performing the same nutmeg on Nazr Mohammad like it was high school soccer all over again. In regards to the mini-resurgence of Tinsley: Michael Pina thinks he’s still awesome, Dan Devine went the list route for his Nazr Mohammad contretemps, and Utah Jazz head coach, Tyrone Corbin, is looking to give him more minutes.
Welcome back Jamaal. Fortunately in Utah, there are few strip clubs.