Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 at 10:45 am  |  37 responses

For Old Time’s Sake: RUN TMC

In light of the debate over yesterday’s post regarding who has the greatest crossover of all time as well as the fact that we have a new “Big 3″ in Miami, we decided to post some RUN TMC footage for the true 90s basketball junkies. I must say, this was the GREATEST era of NBA basketball (i’m in my 20s) and don’t see it ever being topped. Timmy Hardaway’s crossover was off the chain. Enjoy. Shout out to SLAMonline commenter “unrel” for the suggestion.

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  • http://bulls.com airs

    greatest era?…eeeh

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  • kh

    Don’t get me wrong that is a nice cross (and maybe there is an even better video out there) and it’s probably more “legal” than A.I’s but I still like Iverson’s better. In that video and from what I remember Hardaway’s first step was really quick!

  • lexluther5

    My manz chris mullin gettin’ down, i dig it

  • EM

    Maimi’s big 3 is gonna be called “RUN DLC” (dwyane, lebron, chris) :D

  • WolfNast

    Definitely one of the best eras. Its up there. My favorite anyway (I’m 22)

  • wistful

    wish i’d seen more of TMC in their prime….my most poignant memory of mullin was him on the receiving end of a double pump reverse dunk by air canada

  • unrel

    thank you for this.. Run TMC.. is there a better nickname for a ‘big 3′?

  • blackthougth

    ILLLLLLLL!it just a shame, that these suckers @ s -music and the most famose tube, ruled it illegal to play that sound in germany.

  • http://www.waterwalkinwear.com WaterWalkinWarrior

    THE reason I became a GS fan back in the day. Too bad they traded Mitch and broke it up. I miss the GS teams of the 90′s. Everything I had was Blue and Yellow! lol

  • riggs

    chris mullin was nasty too

  • Knowsitall

    When they prematurely broke this squad up, I had nothing but hate for them ever since, and then when they got C-Webb, I almost wanted to like them again, then they traded him. ARRRRGGGGGGGHHH!!!

  • unrel

    mullin was a beast.. people tend to forget why he was on the OG Dream Team

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    The UTep 2 Step, my favorite move ever!!!!!!!! Timmy was soooo incredible, not just flashy but crafty. He and Nick Van are prolly two of my personal favorite guards of all time. If you ever happen to see me on a court you better watch out for that tween the legs cross….i be yankin

  • unrel

    ^haha.. i hear you Kamla.. Nick the Quick was my favorite dude when i was in high school.. i loved watching those lakers.. nick with EJ and Kobe filling the lanes.. and shaq trailing.. damn.. that was dope.. Nick may be one of the most underrated PGs.. along with Rod Strickland..

  • http://Twitter.com/pdxgaybball Dma

    Thanks for the memories. Strickland is like Deron – everybody knows he’s good but overlooked because of other great PGs at the time.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    My favorite era too… early/mid 90s had some great talent, If it wasnt for Jordan, I think they would have a new champion every year..(different team annually) Mitch Richmond doesnt get too much love anymore, but I think at 1 point, he was the best 2 not named Jordan or Miller..

  • martey

    That was the era of point guards, Timmy , Strickland, Mookie Blaylock (where are you), Gary Payton, Kenny Anderson (that handle), Terrell Brandon, Nick Van Exel, Damon Stoudamire, Penny Hardaway. Also deep in slashers/wingmen: Shawn Kemp, Grant Hill, Scottie Pippen, Latrell Sprewell, etc..The 90′s were something else.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Good point Martey, but u forgot the best pointguard of the post Magic era- John Stockton (in my opinion) They had some pretty good centers in that time too- Mutumbo,Ewing,Mourning,Olojuwon,D.Robinson,Smits.. And back then the power forwards were tough- D.Coleman,Oakley,L.Johnson,Barkley.. Just a great, great time in the NBA..

  • spit hot fiyah

    martey, don’t forget KJ

  • Erika Badu

    The greatest era of basketball is right NOW. Definitely not the 90s. Although Penny and Rod Strickland are two of my favorite players of all time, the NBA today has much better PGs in D-Will, CP3, Rose, Nash, JKidd, Westbrook, Rondo, Billups, Tony Parker. The wing players are also better: LeBron, Kobe, DWade, Durant, Ginobili, Roy, Melo, . I’ll take this era of players over any other.

  • Erika Badu

    If Mullin came into the league today he would be no better than Kyle Korver.

  • unrel

    how can i forget mugsy bogues?.. gave us 5-footers some hope!!!

  • unrel

    speaking of those hornets.. Mugsey, Gill, D.Curry, LJ, Zo.. exciting starting 5..

  • unrel

    @Badu.. apparently you’ve never seen Mullin play.. comparing him to Kyle Korver has to be one of the dumbest things i’ve ever heard..

  • Erika Badu

    i’ve seen him play. I grew up in the Bay Area and got all the local Warriors games. He’s slower footed and less athletic than Korver is. Korver is even a better shooter. If you think that Chris Mullin could come into today’s NBA and put up the same numbers he got back in the 90s then apparently you’ve never seen Mullin play.

  • http://www.yamahyouth.com Gerwin

    Remember the I Got Skillz commercial from an NBA Video (Nothing gets you closer to the game….). I’m getting old!

  • martey

    Erika, The NBA is exciting today, I agree, but a few factors, that in my opinion made the league more exciting then (could be nostalgia though). The game was more physical, A few less teams I believe, so a deeper bench. Also the game was in a transition, it was going from the Isiah Thomas style to the Allen Iverson style and we were witnessing a changing of the guard where most of the stars of the 80s were still going strong (Jordan, Malone, Olajuwon, Stockton, Ewing,etc..) and they were clashing with the new kids (Iverson crossover on Jordan, for example). For some reason the stars of the 90s all fell off before that changing of the guard with the 2000s(think Shawn Kemp, Penny, Sprewell and Grant Hill to a degree) could happen where we could not see them in their “old prime” compete with the brash new crop. Like Melo trying to post up against an older wiser Shawn Kemp in 2004. Also J-Kidd with Mash and Jimmy Jackson comes from that era as well since he’s on the tail end of his career. Same for Kobe (with the afro). This generation is more physically imposing and athletic and they learn from the past so the argument can be made I suppose.

  • martey

    And cue that NBA on NBC theme song for old times sake while we’re at it!

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  • http://www.hufsf.com Waylonakolipse

    The NBA was tougher in 1991 than it is now. Because of four reasons. 1 Michael Jordan…2 The NBA had legit big men. 3. There was no zone. You couldn’t go small otherwise you’d get posted hard. 4. The game was much more physical then….if you don’t know this then you don’t know basketball.

  • http://www.hufsf.com Waylonakolipse

    ….Oh and only an R-Tard would compare Mullin to Korver. He got All-NBA 1st team over Pippin, Reggie, Drexler, Barkley. Mullin would be even better with the rules today.

  • Bryan


    Don’t sleep on Mullin

  • http://thephotoriot.com davidR

    erika, the stars today are good, but no doubt the stars of the 90s would isht on them. if tim hardaway were coming into the league now, he would dominate easily.

  • logues

    cant beat the nba on nbc intro. everything about the 90s was better imo, with the rivalries, players, etc. man those were the days