Friday, September 04, 2009
DGUtube: Don't let the door hit you on your way out.
Bowen had no discernible basketball skills but was good at stealthily playing the game outside of its intended rules. However, unlike somewhat lovable dirty players like Larry Bird, Charles Oakley, or Bill Laimbeer, Bowen was always afraid to commit to real confrontation, running to the officials when the going got tough. This trait was ugly and obvious and even many Spurs fans were embarrassed to support him.
Although Bowen was dishonorable in the truest sense of the word, this was his greatest asset. Other athletes let pride or a sense of self-respect get in the way of the kind of uncontrolled willingness to cheat that could get in another player's head and change a game. Bruce Bowen had absolutely no reservations, and it took a Nixonian leader like Gregg Popovic to recognize this and utilize Bowen as his very own plumber.
After basketball, Bowen will operate the hair salon he owns with his wife. It is fitting that he will find profit in another job where those who believe in manliness do not venture.
Enjoy below a compilation of some of Bruce Bowen's hijinx.
Posted by Jimmy at 1:26 PM