Why in the name of NBA JAM shouldn't Deadspin EIC A.J. Daulerio and contributing editor Drew Magary fly to LA to play 2-on-2 with ex-NBA power forward John Salley (aka Spider) and the short but court-prowess possessing Kevin Hench (the Henchman)?
On November 12, at the Cheviot Hills recreation center in sunny Los Angeles, a game was played. It was epic in scope, and dunktastic in nature. The pertinent details, then the work of art itself, below.
Team Spider and the Henchman
John Salley: ex-pro baller; ladykiller; vegan; reality star; trash talker
Kevin Hench: vertically-challenged writer; clutch outside shooter; Celtics lover; trash talker
A.J. Daulerio, Editor-in-chief: rocker of a red, body-clinging T; owner of tasteful facial hair and of weak lungs/stomach; possessor of ill lay-up skills; trash talker
Drew Magary, Contributing Editor*: slinger of strong coaching lingo-slinger (*injured during warm-ups)
Salley's agent's intern: Hoopster with Sideshow Bob hair
Behold the artistry below: