Adam Auslund was a long time intern for multiple shows on the FOX Sports Network, but has now found his place, and a job, working for The Petros and Money Show.
Originally from Nor Cal, he’s been described as a bitter, broken sports fan ever since he experienced the rare "Hat Trick of Death" where all 3 of his teams (Sacramento Kings, San Francisco Giants and Carolina Panthers) all lost their respective sports’ championship game in the short span of a year and a half.
Adam now tries to look at sports from a less serious, more irreverent perspective, because that’s what helps bury the pain and keep him sober.
A few shows back on the "FnA podcast" Kevin Figgers and myself were discussing the old school, old man fight, going on between GM of the Celtics, Danny Ainge and Heat owner, Pat Riley, who had some choice words for each other after Ainge was critical of Lebron complaining about the physical fouls he received in the loss to the bulls that snapped "The Heatles" 27 game winning streak. Riley fired back at Ainge telling him to "STFU" as he was one of the biggest whiners in the game, back when he played. That (and the recent video of Rutgers coach Mike Rice chucking balls at his players during practice) got me thinking about one of the most awesome (and despicable) plays in NBA history, involving Danny Ainge and his unmatched, chappy-ass, cry-baby, attitude.
The background: It was the 1994 WC semi-finals and the Rockets were putting it on the Suns pretty good in this game. Mario Eli had delivered what was "the dagger" bucket in Ainge's face, and then taunted him (to which Doug Collins thought he should receive a technical foul for) so at the end of the game, Ainge took the opportunity to get his revenge, by firing an inbounds pass directly at Mario Eli's face!
Now Danny was originally drafted by the Blue Jays out of college and played in the majors for a short time before shifting to basketball, so this was a basketball player who really had the arm strength to put some heat on this throw, and he did –– from about 6 feet away.
The first video gives you some of the context I described above, and the bottom one is just the instant replay of the "pass" in typical youtube remix fashion.