Entertainment Weekly

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

Hidden Gems of the NBA Finals: Game 3!

Posted on

I don’t usually tune in for the NBA Finals unless the Bulls are playing and it’s the early ’90s, but I missed hunting for Hidden Gems of the Week so much that I checked out the third and fourth quarters just in case. It turns out treasure troves of rare visual delights really can exist within any telecast. So I compiled some. I’m a miner. You can’t just turn that off.

Kobe Bryant/Pau Gasol high-five sweat splatter!

This blink-and-you’ll-miss-it graphic of a shooting ball

Ridiculous ABC decals all over the benches. We get it! We can also see your logo in the corner.

Rasheed Wallace swishing it up a bit

Thrilled-to-be-there lady in audience

Trainer’s snazzy metallic belt!

Ugh. This guy.

Literal ‘gems’ on Big Baby’s arm brace

“The Finals” floor design = much fancier and ballroom-like than the one for Dancing With the Stars

Also dazzling: When one of the announcers referred to “the bench DNA.”

Will I keep up this charade for the rest of the series, gem-hunters? Stay tuned!

Annie on Twitter: @EWAnnieBarrett

Comments