4-2 – Babbitt Empire Featured on TBJ & Yahoo Sports Ball Don’t Lie
It’s rare that a perfect internet basketball video comes along, but the people at
PinwheelBabbitt Empire have done it. Just a perfect combination of player, song, highlights, captioning and chalupas.
Two thumbs up for this internet basketball video!
There are some weird NBA highlight mixes on YouTube — Gordon Hayward rookie mix set to the ubiquitous "Remember the Name," anyone? — but most players earn them through their play, or even just by giving fans enough of a glimpse of the future to create excitement. No one makes highlight mixes for bad players, because such a thing is basically impossible.
Kudos to the folks at Pinwheel Empire, then, for creating this totally great Luke Babbitt highlight video. The Trail Blazers reserve is not a good player, or even one who might develop into a rotation player in Portland. He is creating an identity as The Guy Who Wins Fans Free Chalupas, though, and that's been enough to make him something of a blog favorite/punching bag. This video could not exist otherwise, and not just because there are so many Chalupa images scattered throughout.
It's all a joke, of course — Pinwheel Empire launched the clip on April Fools' Day and rechristened themselves "BabbittEmpire.com." However, I think this joke will have some staying power. A Luke Babbitt highlight mix set to Weird Al's "Ridin' Nerdy" will never go out of style.