#TBT: ‘The Fail Mary’

In light of this week’s Sunday Night NFL showdown between the Seattle Seahawks, and Green Bay Packers, today’s Sports & Swag Throwback Thursday moment focuses on the ‘The Fail Mary’. Some even call the play the ‘Inaccurate Reception’. Both names fit well. How can we not remember that infamous Monday Night? The 2012 NFL season began without its regular referees, who were locked out due to a labor dispute. While, there was obviously a huge risk that there would be blown calls by the replacement referees, that might eventually cost…

#TBT: The Legend of Darryl Dawkins aka ‘Chocolate Thunder’ and Shaq are very similar…….

Sports & Swag takes this time for Throwback Thursday to pay tribute to one of the most intriguing figures ever to play in the NBA. Darryl Dawkins. Better known to most as ‘Chocolate Thunder’,  Dawkins died suddenly today after suffering a heart attack. He was 58. It’s a sad way to present Throwback Thursday, but rarely did you ever see Darryl Dawkins without a smile on his face. And that’s what this #TBT will focus on. Dawkins, was best known for his ferocious, glass-shattering dunks. But, there was a lot…

#TBT: MJ’s classic NBA Finals shrug vs Blazers 6/3/92

Michael Jordan’s infamous shrug after nailing his sixth three-pointer in Game 1 of the 1992 NBA Finals against the Portland Trail Blazers is our pick for this Throwback Thursday. Shooting the trifecta was never one of his strengths. But, on this night it was and the Blazers were not prepared. LeBron and the Cavs, Steph Curry and the Warriors are about to do battle in what should be a great NBA Finals. However, this moment in NBA history is one example of why ‘His Airness’ is the real GOAT. Lost…

#TBT: 1988 NBA Playoffs – Dominique vs Bird, Hawks vs Celtics (Video)

In honor of the fantastic duel we’re witnessing between Houston Rockets guard James Harden, and Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry. It’s only right to feature another duel from yesteryear. Dominique’s Atlanta Hawks vs Larry Bird’s Boston Celtics. This is still quite possibly the most talked about game in Atlanta Hawks history. It’s also still one of the most memorable games in playoff history. A day short of 27 years ago, on May 22nd, 1988 Wilkins and Bird put on an absolute show! Going blow for blow. Shot for shot!…