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Friday, July 1st, 2011 at 2:19 pm  |  43 responses

Photos: NBA Players Planking

Join the movement!

Despite the recent NBA lockout, players across the League have been joining in on the “planking” craze. No one knows how this hilarious internet meme began, but everyone—from NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson to the people down the hall from the SLAM Dome—has planking over the past several days. Why? Because it’s fun.

Dwight and Gilbert have been sharing planking pics nonstop on Twitter, while Blake Griffin just provided the first planking video today… Find a dangerous or funny (or both!) location, and you can be planking too!

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  • rich

    lol at the waffle house and gil in the washroom. if the girl wasnt feelin it that woulda been another charge on the guy though

  • Jer dawg

    Lmao! F****ing, Gilbert!!! Lol!

  • http://slamonline.com Mars

    These guys are just giant little kids man. I love it. But remember how Ray Lewis said the lockout would cause players to get in trouble…well the NBA has WAY more ‘characters’ than the NFL. Gil is a tripp

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    gilbert is a fool, lol

  • D12FSU

    hahahahaha gilbert wins

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  • Black Jack

    LLLLLLLLLaaaaaaammmmmmmmeeeeeeeeeeee (Jay-Z) voice

    White people can’t keep nothing for themselves I guess

  • http://www.google.co.uk LLC#12

    As soon as I saw the name of this article I just knew I would see a Gilbert Arenas picture..

  • http://www.slamonline.com UNFROZEN CAVEMAN LAWYER

    I DONT THINK NATE UNDERSTANDS THE CONCEPT. THEY LOOK LIKE THEYRE JUST TAKING A NAP. DWIGHT WINS ON THE PLANE.

  • http://hoopsididitagain.wordpress.com Christafuz

    “No one knows how this internet meme came around”

    Umm a cursory glance over wikipedia will show you exactly where the game originated, how it become popular, and even how it got its name “planking”

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    This “planking” ish is wack as hell. Call me a hater if you want, I’ll be dat. But it’s just stupid if you’re older than 20.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    “No one knows how this hilarious internet meme began”
    ________________________________________________________________
    Yes they do.
    Paul Carran of New Zealand invented it in 2008. It’s an extreme form of “The Lying Down Game”, which was invented by Gary Clarkson and Christian Langdon in 1997.

  • jay

    Which one of the 3 is nate robinson??

  • Remo Williams

    @black jack… try again… it was the Japanese that started this… Japanese school girls in fact. nice try though?

  • Gaz

    all I know is BETCATS sure didn’t start it…

  • snasty10

    some guy in New Zealand died last week trying to plank, he fell 6 stories from a parking garage, so do it at your own risk, just a heads up

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    This sh*t is funny. But it should be done with common sense. A freakin’ paring garage?? Are you kidding me?

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    *parking

  • SKITTLESO5

    arenas is funny as hell, i hope Hangin with Dwight for a whole offseason helps Gil get his mojo back

  • snasty10

    agreed black phantom, it can be extremely funny but a common sense is needed
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Go_rvHgQ6tw&feature=player_embedded

  • Jeremy

    Gilbert won.

    But for next time, he should plank on a Hibachi, like a man.

  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    Dwight on the plane was epic, but Gill won :)
    Must be fun in the Magic locker romm

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

    somethin dope about planking on your Bentley Continetal GT convertible

  • HAMMER

    Co-sin Enigmatic. This looks like something my 10 yr old would do. Not grown-@$$ men. I can c joining ur kids n don it like Nate did. But doing it on ur own? I feel embarrassed 4 them.

  • Vancouver bBALL starved

    only dwight would be able to do it on top of a plane lol

  • http://bassbesteck.wordpress.com Bassbesteck

    lady in the stall: “aaaah, what you doin’ pervert?”
    Gilbert Arenas: “Plankin’, ma’am, jus plankin’”

  • http://nba-infos.fr NBA infos

    all the nba planking pictures are here : http://www.facebook.com/pages/Planking-NBA/238891939473890

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    first player to plank from the hoop gets the award.

  • T Bone

    Nate’s one made me laugh the most… i wasnt sure which one was Nate! after all they all look about 4 foot tall!

  • Cmac

    It’s from Australia, some guys near where I live came up with it and it spread from there

  • Riggs

    have some f*cking humor, some of you. Of course for it to be funny you have to do it like gil and choose strange and out of the box places to do it in. It would be lame if it took em an hour to do it and not less than a minute it takes to just take a damn picture.

  • bike

    If they do it on the floor of a woman’s bathroom it should be called skanking.

  • Zoom

    Haha Gilbert’s got the best pics> Love that last one!

  • Fat Lever

    Enig, “The Lying Down Game”? I thought that’s what Lebron calls The Finals? Sorry, it was just sitting there, for the taking.

  • BBaller

    Yeah it can look funny, but here in Australia someone died after trying to “plank” on a balcony. Not very funny anymore is it. K.I.S.S that is Keep IT Simple Stupid.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    LOL, Fat Lever wins!

  • http://www.crushtastic.ca Crusher

    To Gilbert Arenas:

    It is a brave man that puts his face that near the floor in a public bathroom. I am equal parts impressed and revolted.

  • Niyagirlfresh

    I think this is funny as heck, I know the history behind planking, however this is funny because at least it shows some of the humorous loose and funny sides of a lot of these athletes.

  • http://jayemmbee23.tumblr.com Clutch Performer

    looooooooooooooooosers . and i said the exact same thing to my friends who do it

  • http://airtsinelas21.blogspot.com Roy

    Gilbert wins!!!

  • Towelie

    When i first saw someone plank, I thought they were on some kind of crack…when I went home and looked it up it just looks stupid. c/n: planking is lame

  • BAWSE

    DO YOU KNOW THAT THIS ACTUALLY STARTING WHEN A FAMOUS ACTOR WENT TO VISIT A SITE THAT SHOWED HOW SLAVES WERE LAID DOWN IN PLANKS ON TOP OF EACH OTHER! THAT IS HOW THIS CRAP STARTED AND NOW YOU HAVE THESE FOOLISH SONS OF SLAVES DOING THIS NONESENSE WITHOUT KNOWING WHAT IT MEANS.

  • J.Ware10

    “Planking” was the term given to describe how humans(slaves) were forced to lie beside and atop each other during a 3-6 month ocean voyage during the trans-atlantic slave trade. Wonder if Arenas, D. Howard, Nate Robinson think that’s funny…

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