We here at TBJ are not in the forgetting-shit business. So I’ve done some perusing of the site archives for a little memory-jogging, and I’ve come up with the list of what are, in my opinion, the 100 greatest occurrences of the NBA year that was — the best games, plays, quotes, commercials, trends, performances and overall moments from when the season tipped off at American Airlines Arena to when the Mavericks’ championship parade wrapped up at the American Airlines Center. Unsurprisingly, there’s a whole lot of Miami and Dallas throughout the list, as well as a good deal of Blake Griffin being awesome, the Memphis Grizzlies being crazy, and Chris Bosh … well, being Chris Bosh. Though some teams appear more than others, I tried to include at least one entry for every team, as all 30 were instrumental in making this season as incredible as it was.

So here we are, rolling out all 100 moments over the course of the week, with explanatory links and/or embedded videos in case you need a refresher on the whos, whats, wheres and by-how-muches. Of course, be sure let me know what I missed, as I’m sure the list of exclusions are many. It was that kind of season.

85. “Right now I’m drinking a beer and eating fried chicken. You were expecting a funeral?” — Yao Ming

84. DeMar DeRozan’s dunk over Tyrus Thomas

83. Ron Artest wins the NBA’s Citizenship Award

82. “ARRON AFFLALO … IS AN ASSASSIN!”

81. The Heat dis Lil Wayne

80. Drew Gooden off-backboard to himself (and then double-off-backboard to himself)

79. “I know his game. Keep him off the glass and hit him with some of the same moves, slow pump fakes and make him laugh and distract him.” — Brad Miller, ladies and gentlemen

78. Clippers 111, Heat 105, featuring the Blake Griffin staredown

77. Dwight Howard annihilates Jrue Holiday

76. The Chuck Wagon’s triple-double

75. The mid-season emergence of Tyler Hansbrough

74. “C’mon, that is how guys get hurt, that is how serious injuries happen … You’ve got to watch people’s legs. I know guys want to hustle and everything but we all want to play and provide for our families and have a job.” — Chris Bosh

73. Jason Terry’s NBA Finals Trophy tattoo

72. Jon Brockman shows you how it’s done

71. Heat-Sixers, Game 4

PREVIOUSLY: Top 100 moments from ‘10-11 NBA: No. 100-86

Comments (8)

  1. Thanks man! miss basketball season already

  2. This list is how it’s done.

  3. you better have Deron Williams’ crossover on Sonny Weems in London somewhere on this list. I enjoyed the Travis Outlol jab very much, but I’m hoping that isn’t the only Nets entry on the list

    also great job! on the blog. it’s up there with Basketbawful and TheBillWalton as one of my favorite things on the internet.

  4. Can’t wait for #1 – definitely McGee’s triple double excessive celebration in loss…

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