Tribute to the Antoine Walker Shimmy & the original NBA Meme
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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Long before memes were popular. Even before the social networks people use memes on were popular. There was Antoine Walker, his Shimmy celebration and the Walker Walk images floating around message boards, chat rooms and Myspace pages.
Before we get a good laugh at the original NBA meme, I do want to give a shout out to the NBA Champion, who is more known now for going broke than for making a lot of fantasy owners money when he was a 3 x All-star flirting with a triple double on a nightly basis and deserving to be in this photo.
Here’s a few games from his 2001/02 All-Star season that made me very happy I had him on my fantasy team.
- vs Knicks: 42pts, 9rebs, 9asts, 3stls
- vs Nugs: 30pts, 12rebs, 14asts
- vs Wizards: 31pts, 10rebs, 9asts
- vs Bucks: 29pts, 17rebs, 5asts
- vs Griz: 38pts, 7rebs, 6asts, 4stls
- vs Lakers: 30pts, 14rebs, 10asts
But during that season, and a few others, he would kill you in the fg% department as he averaged eight 3-point attempts a game and even averaged 11.2 shots from downtown during a nine-game stretch, which included a 6 for 17 game!
Now that we got all that out of the way, let’s revisit or be introduced to the Walker walk.