orbit
Years ago

Origins of the "microwave" tag in basketball

What does it mean when a basketballer is nicknamed 'microwave' & which NBA player wore this tag?

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Mutley  
Years ago

I don't know the origin of the nickname but Vinnie Johnson of the Pistons had that handle.

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natwhereyouat  
Years ago

Can get hot in 30 seconds...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

It means they could "turn it on" with the flick or a switch.

Also means that when they're hot, THEY'RE HOT! Otherwise, they're ice cold.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I think it was Andrew Parkinson who had that nickname from South East Melbourne Magic.

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The_Champ33  
Years ago

Excalty what Mutley said.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Tad Dufelmeier from the Cannons had it.
Stood on one spot and went around in circles.
Poor D.

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Woody Venkat  
Years ago

Michael Redd Peja Stojacavic = Micrwoaves

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Anonymous  
Years ago

NBA: Vinnie Johnson/Mark Aguirre

Here:

Dufelmeier then Parkinson.

Instant Offense.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I do not know, ask somebody else

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Very Old  
Years ago

anon Re "Tad Dufelmeier from the Cannons had it.
Stood on one spot and went around in circles.
Poor D."


I suppose you scored-on him every-time ?? or was that when he was 48yrs old with plastic knees ?

Saw him burn Graham "goldens hands" Kubank for 50+ points while holding GK to 8 once in a local game, after Kubank talked himself up too much at the AIS.

I'd say your a similar victim - bit late now for you though .-

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AMAZIN  
Years ago

NG

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I said ????????

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Anonymous  
Years ago

?? ??, ?? ???? ??

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Matt Ryan  
Years ago

Courtesy of http://www.nba.com/pistons/news/vinnie_johnson_080205.html

"It was Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, and the Pistons trailed the defending champion Boston Celtics two games to one. The Celtics were leading, 87-76, going into the fourth quarter and appeared well on their way to a commanding series lead. Johnson had other ideas. The Pistons scored 26 points in the fourth - and Johnson scored 22 of them, on his way to a then career-high 34 points on 16-of-21 shooting. Following the Pistons' 102-99 victory, Celtics guard Danny Ainge commented on Johnson's performance by saying, "If that guy in Chicago is the 'Refrigerator’ then Vinnie Johnson is the 'Microwave.’ He sure heated up in a hurry.""

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orbit  
Years ago

Thnx Matt Ryan!

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Beantown  
Years ago

Nice one Matt. I knew Vinnie Johnson was 'the microwave' but never knew it was Ainge who coined the phrase.

Love the Tad Dufelmeier sledge! Gotta find a way to use that in one of my social games!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

How about some stories from the NBL where Tad lit everyone up and put the clamps on his opponent. oh wait there isn't any.
Make no mistake that was his nickname.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

NG hahahahahahahaha funny!

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The Situation  
Years ago

Wouldn't Ng be more of a wok, maybe a bamboo steamer?

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PeterJohn  
Years ago

Spot on Matt Ryan - Johnson was good to watch, along with the rest of that Pistons team.

My then wife was a mad Celtics supporter and she always referred to Ainge as "that feisty white guy".

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JH  
Years ago

You are all bagging Dufelmeier, the only blokes with worse d than Tad were the ones he outscored - which was most of them. Had an NBA point guard pass as well.

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