On Sunday’s game against Oklahoma Thunders, Eddie House of Miami Heat hit the winning three pointer then did the big balls dance. The following morning NBA Executive Vice President Stu Jackson fined him $25,000 for “obscene gesture.” I hate the NBA when it comes to these stupid, petty fines. Their micromanaging practices are out of control. No more overt expressions of any kind. Just play basketball and quietly shut up. Nice basketball playing robots.
Are they unaware of the rich tradition of big balls dancing as the ultimate display of celebration in the NBA? Nothing comes close to capturing the sheer triumphant feeling of hitting a big three than big balls dancing. Eddie House continues the legacy pass down by Sam Cassell
and Kobe Bryant.
For history buffs, here’s what most people believe to be the origin of the big balls dance.