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One of my favorite basketball memories is of a Friday night in May 1974, when just before my eighth birthday I watched Kareem Abdul-Jabbar drop in a seventeen-foot sky-hook to end a double overtime Championship Series classic in the Boston Garden.
Leading the Showtime fast break for the only time in his career, “the Begoggled One” drove into the length of the floor, backed Dennis Johnson down from the key, and tossed in a sky-hook.
This is why the entire top-down causative hierarchy of religion hangs from a sky-hook.
Kevin Love's outlet passes as if they were up there with legendary moves like the sky-hook or the slam-dunk.
- LeBron misses a left running sky-hook down the lane.
Fans still debate a quarterback's ability to bring a team back late in the game, the makings of a devastating power-play, the mechanics of a hit and run, or the evolution of the lay-up - from sky-hook to jam - but these days they are also just as likely to second-guess a general manager's use of a team's over-all payroll, the wisdom of placing trust in free-agents as opposed to draft picks, and other decisions traditionally left to ownership and management.
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