Monday, March 16th, 2009 at 1:47 am  |  30 responses

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Perhaps Donyell Marshall could use an ab roller.

by Lang Whitaker

Was watching highlights tonight of the Sixers/Heat game and noticed a shot of Donyell Marshall checking into the game. Donyell’s making $1.2 million this year but has played just 14 games all season, so perhaps we shouldn’t expect him to be in terrific shape. But still…my man looks like he could work in a few crunches. Then again, he came off the bench to score 10 in the fourth and lead the Sixers to the 85-77 win.

“He was well rested,” noted Philly coach Tony DiLeo. Well, apparently.


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  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Ahh, come on now Lang, I reckon you’re being a little harsh there. Sure he’s got man-titties, and a little beer gut, but his arms look ok.

    I’m wondering whether he’s tucking his shirt in, or trying to pull his shorts up off his @ss.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Reminds me of that guy….Antoine Carr(?) came off the bench for the Jazz that one game, scored like 16 points in the Finals, and was never heard of again. Except for the tinted shades. They were pretty cool.

  • http://slamonline.com Lang Whitaker

    I once asked someone who knew him if Antoine Carr wore those tinted glasses because he had a problem with his eyes, and they said, “He had a problem with wanting to look cool.”

  • Mr. A

    Donyell isn’t some one game wonder. He. Owns an Nba record for most threes in a game!!

    Maybe he IS a one game wonder… Hmmm….

  • ka

    big daaaaaaawwwwwgggggg, the original

  • http://www.slamonline.com Justin Walsh

    haha I just love it.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Bloated or not….he still shot that sh*t well.

  • Randy Brown

    recognise the Original Big Dog, as I’m sure Slam called him

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Welcome to your mid 30′s Donyell. Don’t worry man, you’ll still be able to outplay most opponents in limited minutes.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    How awkward Lang.
    True Eboy.

  • http://www.Slamonline.com CP34MVP

    Antoine Carr. I remember him.

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    Lang, I feel stupid to ask this, but…. seriously? Carr wore them because he thought it was cool?

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    Who can name the most Carrs? Antoine, Chris, ML? Who got some?

  • BostonBaller

    Marshall’s fat but killed ‘em regardless of the gut. As for Antoine Carr he was a part of a good entertaining squad. Wichita State University also included NBA players Xavier McDaniel and Cliff Levingston. Awww memories.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Justin Walsh

    Marshall is proof that a chubby shooter can score against the big dogs. Watch out Ryne, I’m comin’ for you in April.

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  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    he’s not that hahaha *remembers Oliver Miller*

    Funny, in the nineties there was another Miller nicknamed Pig Miller, maybe better suited for Oliver? What? Too harsh?

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    I get the strange feeling that a Ryne Nelson/Justin Walsh battle would be on par with spending an afternoon watching paint dry.

  • http://www.obviated.blogspot.com nick

    It makes no sense that Donyell hasn’t played–isn’t the Sixer’s main weakness a crippling inability to hit 3 pointers? Aren’t Donyell Marshall’s only strengths hitting three pointers and being slightly portly? This seems to be a match made in heaven.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Justin Walsh

    Eboy- I take offense to that- I had to watch the less than twenty win heat last year and I didn’t make any paint references :(

  • Fred34

    Luda!! He got hoes in different area codes and coupons for super sized happy meals to boot.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Jake Appleman

    I’ve heard he’s a great guy and I’m actually old enough remember his UConn days. Doron Sheffer, what! Ah, to be a ten year old filling out a bracket…

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    You didn’t HAVE to watch the Heat, Justin…..it’s obvious that your battle with Ryne would have to be an online streaming event….almost like a pay per view.

  • nana

    um…funny faces from the 80s and this crap?
    i thought you were a basketball writer, lang.
    this is bogus.

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    Actually, crunches would not help the bloated image. You can have abs of steel but with a layer of fat covering it you’ll never see them.
    So to be more accurate, Lang should have said his man could work in a cardio routine into his workout.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    I had some Donyell Mardhall rookie cards when I was in grade school. He was dope on the Warriors…kinda like a retarded Sam Perkins.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    cio @ 4:13 ftw

  • Joe

    With teams trying to cut salary and get expiring contracts, and trying to be a player in the 2010 sweepstakes. I would have loved, to see a something happen around the Trade/sign free-agent time, that would have put Dikembe Mutombo, Sam Cassell, Joe Smith, Darrell Armstrong,Theo Ratliff, Brevin Knight, Juwan Howard,Raef Lafrentz, and Donyell Marshall on the same team………and Keith Van Horn’s contract!!!!!

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  • CB

    Actually Hursty, He dosen’t have man boobs at all, be it may, his belly may look big in this pic. It looks like he’s pushing it out trying to tuck the shirt in. It really dosen’t stick out like the pic shows. ;) )