Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 at 2:39 pm  |  55 responses

Links: How Cleveland Will Keep Z

LeBron, Z and disguises…

by Lang Whitaker

The internet is a wonderful, magical thing, full of videos and words and images and all sorts of amazing things.

One of the newest Internet things is this site xtranormal.com, on which people can write/edit/direct their own weird cartoons. I saw this one about Spencer Hawes this morning, and then this one (Rated R) about the Spurs a little later.

So I decided to fire up the site up and give it a whirl. Here’s my try at it…

Any other suggestions? What else should we animate?

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  • The D Train

    poor Z even looks creepy in animated disguises

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the Balla

    lol this is f()cked!!
    Hey lang – So do you think it is unfair?
    I would like to see Gil and Jar in the locker room done!!! Now that would be something!!

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    I’m sure this will get old, but Hawes/Westphal, Duncan/Pop and now Lang’s masterpiece have made me cry with tears. Hysterical.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Well played, James the Baller.

  • The D Train

    Wow, The Tim Duncan Robot is raging…

  • http://www.basketbrasil.com.br Rubens

    Lang, you’re one crazy dude LBJ sounds just like Stephen Hawking

  • vmcb

    goodness. I’d like to see something involving Gil as well.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the Balla

    Thanks Ben.
    I am very interested to hear what Lang has to actually say. if he agrees of disagrees, and if he thinks Z will sign with someone else if they offer him good money!!

  • http://slamonline.com Lang Whitaker

    James: I think it’s unfair, but it is within the rules. No idea what Z will do…

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the Balla

    Thanks for the reply Lang.
    It is very unfair. But I think if they do take him back it becomes TOO strong of a team. Someone is going to have their feelings hurt… as in playing time taken away!!
    Bron, Mo, Jami, West, Z, Shaq, Parker, Moon, Boobie, Williams 2, Hickson, Varajeoajreoajeo, Powe (if he plays at all), Telfair (if he plays at all).
    Packed roster!!

  • http://slamonline.com Matt Lawyue

    Somebody made a Daryl Morey – Donnie Walsh negotiation sit down. http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/6124105/

    “and the chicken and rice stand on 53rd and 6th” – that line killed me, it’s hilarious.

  • David

    Good stuff. Nice to see some original humor out there.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    I don’t think it’s that unfair. Any other team can do the same thing. It would be unfair if only the Cavs could do it.
    And a Laker fan complaining about unfair trades is ridiculous no matter how well Marc Gasol is playing now.

  • Th3_R3al_Chris

    The Spurs one is crazy. Watched it five times already, laugh every time.

  • Illydiva

    Too funny, Lang! The Spurs one was hilarious!

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    who the eff is ian mahinmi? can we at least get some athletes? matt bonner has great plus minus.

  • The D Train


    My first attempt. Thanks for turning us on to this, Lang. I’m sure there will be some pure comedy gold forthcoming…

  • Double J

    oh my god this is amazing!

  • T-Money

    That’s what I don’t get about the Z thing, how is it unfair if everyone is allowed to do it? And where was the uproar last year when Dice went back to the D?

  • http://www.innoutnba.com Lucas Shapiro

    HAHAHAHA this is great. I could not stop laughing.

  • http://www.basketbrasil.com.br Rubens

    trying to make on about Shaq, Dwight and the whole Superman thing, but got writer’s block… dang…

  • The D Train

    Lang’s was good, but that Spurs one and Morey one are freakin’ classic

  • Fat Lever


  • http://fjkld.com Jukai

    This wasn’t very funny… Lang, you coulda made this WAY funnier…

  • http://fjkld.com Jukai

    Actually, all of those sucked. Wow.

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

    The Morey & Pop video’s were GREAT.

  • http://slamonline.com Mo Money Bizzes

    *Yawn* Can I get that 3 minutes back dogg?

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ Tariqُُ

    Isn’t that a pretty accurate representation of a non-disguised Zydrunas Ilgauskus?

  • dario

    hilarious! I would suggest a Larry Brown convncing MJ to buy the bobcats conversation …

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    So does the disguised older Z still hawk DVD’s in barbershops?

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  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    From the Spurs one: “whatthef**kpop? i’m 33 years old, why the hell do i have to defend the paint all by myself”? FAN-TAS-TIC.

  • http://www.stonesthrow.com Michael NZ

    So the Cavs diss Z when he should have broken the games played record by giving him and DNP CD, then they trade him away after 4 years of service… now he’s (likely) going back.

  • fizzrocket

    My shot at it: LeBron talks with Donnie Walsh about free agency. http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/6173415/

  • TyMo

    This is god-awful. Yet so funny at the same time

  • TyMo

    Just watched the Tim/Pop one. I couldn’t stop crying. Best part: “Matt Bonner always leads the Spurs in +/-. That means he’s always helping the team with his 3-pointers. We also got his brother Luke Bonner so he can replace you when you retire. We’re trying to develop his 3-point shot.”

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Morey one was HILARIOUS. Hahaha

  • http://fjkld.com Jukai

    I really can’t believe anyone found any of these funny

  • http://slamonline.com Krishan

    Jukai needs to grow a sense of humor. That Duncan piece was awesome. “He looks like bruce bowen”, “You have Matt Bonner. He shoots a lot of three pointers.” Priceless.

  • J

    michael nz: what do you mean 4 years of service? Z played his entire career in cle.

  • http://www.stonesthrow.com Michael NZ

    My bad, I meant 14 years of service. Typo!

  • http://www.stonesthrow.com Michael NZ

    Actually I gotta say I’m with Jukai on this. Didn’t think these were all that funny. What’s wrong with me.

  • 6marjons

    love this

  • 6marjons

    love this

  • Th3_R3al_Chris

    I may have watched the Spurs one 25 times now and have laughed rather loudly every time.

  • http://www.alloutblitz.com Cordeazy


  • http://www.nike.com/nikeos/p/nikebasketball/en_US/signature/moves?player=kobe_bryant&move=3 Jackie Moon

    @Lang Do your next “The Beat” on NBATV using xtranormal. ha ha ha ha.

  • http://www.nike.com/nikeos/p/nikebasketball/en_US/signature/moves?player=kobe_bryant&move=3 Jackie Moon

    And thanks to you and your link, my work productivity has gone to zero.

  • http://www.nike.com/nikeos/p/nikebasketball/en_US/signature/moves?player=kobe_bryant&move=3 Jackie Moon

    @fizzrocket – amazing!

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Jukai you really telling me you don’t like the Morey one? It must be the voice.

  • Ramon


  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    This was gold.

  • nastierthanu2

    Pop is pretty serious about Matt Bonner. I would love to see the iverson interview “practice”

  • henry

    marbury and isiah thomas?

  • jose

    i kno its not recent but how bout the latrell incident.lol