5. Antoine Walker’s The Wiggle (shimmy)
This is the guy who famously, or infamously, replied to the question, “Why do you shoot so many 3′s?” with “Because there are no fours.”
Now, he of course, he’s facing some tough financial times, but it doesn’t diminish The Wiggle. Hell, The Wiggle was one of the reasons he was traded from Boston to Dallas, according to an ESPN the Magazine story. Then, in Dallas, the coaches didn’t want The Wiggle, which I say, Not Cool. Don’t take away a man’s wiggle.
In Dallas, Don Nelson had made Walker fight for minutes for the first time in his life. He couldn’t shoot on a whim and tiptoed around the coaches. “I think I did The Wiggle one game, and Nelson was like, `Nah, don’t do that here,’ ” Walker says. “So I didn’t do it. Everybody on the team, Dirk, Steve Nash, Mike Finley, used to kill me because I wouldn’t dance, because it was like I was scared of Nellie.”
When Danny Ainge traded back for him, he was still cautious of busting it out, seeing as it put him in a bad situation his first go-round, but you can’t stop The Wiggle. You can only hope to contain it.
Accord to the story, his teammates were begging to see it, especially the rookies, who had never seen The Wiggle live and in the flesh. “So Walker broke it out in his most sacred place: the locker room.
When Danny wasn’t watching.”
For giving the people what they want, Walker claims the #5 spot.
Check out The Wiggle in action when Walker hits a 3-pointer in the playoffs in 2006.
My personal favorite Walker Wiggle was when he made a difficult layup while being fouled. He fell to the ground, and while on his back, still managed a pretty damn good horizontal Wiggle. That’s dedication.