Paul Mokeski (10pts/5rebs) vs. Bulls (1985 Playoffs)

Hoping Bill Simmons sees this… I thought that we needed some Paul Mokeski footage up on youtube. Paul hits 6 of 6 free throws, bangs people around (god, I love that elbow he gave Oldham), contests shots and certainly gives the Bucks team a boost from the bench. Those who know him get it. For those who don’t – a quote from The Sports Guy sums him up perfectly: “Poor Mokeski was extraordinarily unathletic and ran like he had two prosthetic legs; if that weren’t enough, he tried to bring back the curly-perm/wispy-mustache combo that should have died in the early eighties. Throw in male pattern baldness and a disappearing chin and Mokeski looked like a Jersey cop who should have been standing in a donut line. So you can only imagine how bizarre it was that he had a semieffective game — physical defender, decent banger, reliable 18-footer, never did anything he couldn’t do — and averaged 20 minutes for a 59-win Bucks team in 1985.” 1985 Playoffs, Eastern Conference Round One.



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