Bo Outlaw aka “King of the Summer League” Tribute
Astramskas, DavidAka VincentDa & RedApples fka Expiredpineapples. My alter-ego is a digital-marketing guy in Houston. Won editing awards & created obsolete flash websites that have been featured in mags like Sports Illustrated. Studied film & women at FSU during the golden age of hip-hop. Collects records, laserdiscs, sports memorabilia & toys. Father of 2 daughters that are more athletic and popular on YouTube.
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Very few NBA players have done so much with “so little” as Bo Outlaw. Undersized at 6’8 with one of the worst looking jump shots in NBA history, the undrafted center played a decade in the league and played every second of every game as if it was the final minute of a game 7.
The only thing more awesome than his hustle was his humor. He actually looked like he was having fun on the court and on April 17th of 1998 when a reporter asked him about his only triple double of 25 points, 13 rebound and 10 assists, Bo replied “What’s that, some kind of hamburger?”
The only thing more baffling for the hamburger maker with career high averages of 9 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists in the NBA was his dominating performances during the Southern California Summer League where he is known as “The King of the Summer League” and a SPL champion as a member of the NBA Pros team. He had a hamburger with 13/16/10 in one game, 42 points, 15 rebounds, 7 assists and 7 blocks in another and a 45 point, 9 rebound and 6 block shot game in another.