Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Movie Quote of the Day (‘White Men Can't Jump,’ With an Epic Bit of Trash Talking)

Billy Hoyle [played by Woody Harrelson] [intentionally antagonizing Spike and Willy, during the basketball tournament] “What, you still throwing up bricks? What is this, a Masons convention? Wha... clank, clank! I need, like, a welding torch to play in this league! I got an idea... let's just stop right now and gather up all these bricks and let's build a shelter for the homeless so maybe your mother will have a place to live!”— White Men Can't Jump (1992), written and directed by Ron Shelton

There were definitely times in the recently completed NBA playoffs when I groaned at all the “bricks” being hurled from three-point range. At those moments, Harrelson’s taunt came to mind.

Thankfully, those images of basketballs bouncing loudly off the rim will fade from my consciousness until the start of the pro basketball season this fall.

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