The "big balls" dance, patented by former NBA star Sam Cassell, is still prevalent in the NBA nowadays. It made its latest appearance on Wednesday night after Orlando Magic point guard Jameer Nelson buried this game-tying shot against the Chicago Bulls:
UPDATE: Thursday, Jan. 16 at 12:55 pm ET by Adam Fromal
Nelson drew a suspension for his celebration of a crunch-time jumper, per Marc Stein of ESPN:
You knew it was coming ... Orlando's Jameer Nelson gets fined $15,000 for doing the Sam Cassell dance last night— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) January 16, 2014
Was it worth it?
Probably not, as the Magic went on to lose in triple overtime despite Nelson's clutch shot.
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Sure, Nelson is risking a fine by doing so, but what the heck? He's having fun in what has been a miserable season for him with the Orlando Magic.
Nelson will probably still have to pay from his pocket, though.
As evidenced by this recent breakdown, this has been, and will likely remain, a popular trend in today's NBA.