Caron Butler's Dap, on the Black Hand Side
In a continuing effort to satisfy your every whim, here's your Caron Butler Hand Slapping update. You'll recall that someone either posted a comment or e-mailed me to ask why Caron Butler slaps the back of his teammates' hands instead of the front. Actually, if it was an e-mail, you probably don't recall it.
Anyhow, here's the answer:
"It's old school," Caron said, when I asked. "You know, watching 'Shaft' and 'Willie Dynamite' and all them brothers back in the day. You know, it's something cool just to give skinnnnn--that's what they call it--on the black-hand side....I make everybody do it. When I give people dap coming out of the warm-ups, I give everybody dap on the black-hand side."
To continue the 1970s movie references, let's recall a 1973 flick titled "Five on the Black Hand Side," which I've never seen, and whose tagline was "You've been coffy-tized, blacula-rized and super-flied - but now you're gonna be glorified, unified and filled-with-pride... when you see 'Five on the Black Hand Side'."
That movie, the New York Times tells us, "eschews exploitation for humanity and domestic drama" at a time "when most black-oriented films were bloody action fests." TCM calls it a "comedic response to the violent 'blaxploitation' films of the the early 1970s." If you're looking for an NBA connection, the movie was based on a play written by Charlie Russell, a playwright who was Bill's brother, which I guess is something I should know but didn't.
Anyhow, if Comcast is going to do a trailer for an "Agent Zero" movie, which they have, I think the stage, so to speak, is set for Comcast to do a trailer for a "Tuff Juice" movie, since Caron obviously has something for the movies of the early 1970s. Comcast, are you listening? Here's the "Agent Zero" trailer.
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