Well, what about the computer game where Charles Barkley fights robots? Haven’t played that one? What about a pair of stylish basketball-theme heels? No? Well, reader, here’s a list for you: six weird pieces of basketball merchandise.
How ubiquitous is your basketball decorating? I mean, how far do you go to decorate your bathroom with a basketball theme? After the NBA themed shower curtain and toilet seat cover, options start getting limited.
Luckily, Bluesodapromo has you covered with this Nike Basketball Rubber Duck.
What a weird thing to exist. Maybe it’s the logical next step. After buying basketball-themed flasks, blankets, and shoes, maybe rubber ducks are the last frontier.
Luckily, rubber ducks probably bounce fairly well, which means you’ll be able to get in a pick-up game between baths.
The 90s were a heady time for basketball spin-offs, giving us a cornucopia of strange ideas, like Kazaam and Space Jam, and this inexplicable Shaquille O’Neal video game.
The story of the game is this: While on his way to a charity game in Tokyo, Shaq walks into a dojo and is warped away to another dimension, where he must “rescue a young boy named Nezu from the evil mummy Sett-Ra“. Yes, this is a real game that someone made and sold. And people bought it. The game sold 9.8 million copies worldwide.
Critics roundly panned it for being poorly designed, but it still remains the only game where Shaquille O’Neal uses martial arts to fight supernatural monsters in order to win the day and get back to playing basketball, so we should be grateful for that, at least.
3. This amazing pair of basketball heels
Maybe these heels don’t belong on a list of weird and strange pieces of merchandise. These babies are tremendously sexy, with clean sandal-style straps and basketball heels.
You might not want to play a game in these, unless you’ve got the agility of a Cyd Charisse, but these are perfect for any night out.
These heels were seen worn by the stylist Ms Fitz at Australian Fashion Week. The shoe blog that spotted them thinks they were likely customized.
I think this wine-caddy from WellPromo.com is pretty adorable, but that doesn’t change the fact that it would be an odd addition to any basketball-themed collection.
It’s a bizarre piece of customized merch, with its wall-eyed stare and big grin making it look like a particularly happy robot, or the Tin Man out on a night of drinking.
WellPromo.com is a good site for finding strange basketball-themed items.
These hideous basketball sunglasses probably don’t go well with many outfits, which leaves wearing them on the court. But you know, I can see that working. It’s how you can tell the other players how committed you are to the game.
Video games could have filled up this entire list, if we’d wanted them to. I had to narrow them down to the most out-there examples.
Those interested in actually playing the game can find it here.