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Happy Birthday to Shawn Kemp | Reign Man Tribute

Published on November 26th, 2011 by Astramskas, David | 890 views

Happy Birthday Shawn Kemp!

It was 2 years ago that I had dinner with one of my child hood idols Shawn Kemp. We were meeting about bringing a 3BA team to the city of Houston. That deal didn’t go anywhere and neither did the 3BA but I will forever remember the conversation I had with the Reign Man & Robert Horry who was also at the table. We talked about everything from his favorite dunks on certain centers to dunking on kids at local parks that call him out when they see him jogging.

Yes he’s put on a few pounds since his glory days, had a few kids more than most people that have a few kids and never won a championship but his passion for the game and infectious personality made me wish he could of played longer, picked up a ring and not be so underrated by younger generations that just look at boxscores and naked fingers when evaluating a player’s greatness.

Below are some of my favorite moments from the Reign Man.  If the following dunks don’t possess  you to try to dunk on somebody, find a date for tonight & eat a donut then you are hopeless.

About the 1st video. Everybody has seen the “Lister Blister” when Kemp dunks on Alton Lister and then points at him.  What many people don’t know about is the fight between them.

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The ReignMan VHS

Watch the rest here

 

 




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