Friday Fire From Okori: Who Is the All-Time Oh My God, We’re Facing Him Player?

Don’t be shook

Okori sent me this question a couple of days ago. They’ll be three this week as Cevidence has a nice topic and TSF writer CinQue will post one as well. On subsequent Fridays we’ll post one from a reader and one from the TSF writer collective.

Who is the all-time Oh my god, we’re facing him\her player? The person that for the entirety of his career seemed entirely capable of destroying your team on a specific night.


37 Responses to “Friday Fire From Okori: Who Is the All-Time Oh My God, We’re Facing Him Player?”

  1. TheLastPoet Says:

    Mike Tyson in his prime. Young god come in the ring, no robe, twitchin and shit, pacing the canvas like a caged lion…shiiit, grown ass men would lay down first chance they got – if young god didn’t knock em straight the f**k out first.

  2. Barry Sanders, didn’t matter if it was early or late, no one wanted to go agains him. He turned D-Coordinators scheme to shreds, D-Lineman into Jello, Linebackers into pudding and cornerbacks into stone…trust, running backs on the other side, Emmitt included, didn’t wanna see him either…

  3. Cevidence Says:

    Yo I’ll second the Mike Tyson. I watched some of his old fights last night…and his punches are down right illegal. Straight destruction.

  4. I guess I have to answer my own question here.

    Michael Jordan. Cavs fans hate him with a passion that can only be described as furious. Even when he wasn’t at his best, near the end with the Wizards, he sees the Cavs uniform and what does he do? Drop the game-winner just one last time to grow on.

    Knicks fans hate him. how many different knicks teams could have won the chip if not for MJ destroying playoff hopes like a bratty kid pulling the wings of a butterfly.

    Jazz fans hate him. Two straight finals runs, with the ultimate duo of the 90’s, dashed on the rocks by MJ one more time.

    In conclusion Michael Jordan has destroyed more franchises than…. bad hot dogs and over-expensive sodas.

  5. As a Michigan fan, that guy for me was Troy Smith. Man he used to destroy us both in the air and on the ground.

    I was glad to see him get the hell out of Columbus.

  6. Mike Tyson in ’88, ’89 was scary, no doubt about that. I gotta think a lot of tennis players think similarly about Roger Federer these days too.

  7. Yeah all time, it has to be Tyson. Cats had to have thoughts if they actually were going to make it out of fights alive or sane.

  8. GrandNubian Says:

    I gotta go w/ Okori on this one. Michael Jordan destroyed more franchises and prevented more all-star players from getting championship rings than anyone.

  9. thebrotherreport Says:

    I’ll never forget the look on the faces of Michael Spinks and Bruce Seldon when facing Tyson. And that pacing remiscient of a caged lion.

    My pick is maybe an obscure one but I’ma go with my main man Deion Sanders because you knew for that one Sunday one half of the field was shut down and your special teams plans were out the window.

  10. GrandNubian Says:

    Good one TBR. 🙂

  11. thebrotherreport Says:

    Another player was Lawrence Taylor. Like Joe Gibbs once said L.T. created the one-back offense because if you went with a naked backfield with L.T. out there you were asking for trouble.

    Damn this is a good topic!

  12. As a Sixers fan the other guy was Bird. I can’t remember how many times I looked away to hear his jumper fall like water with the crowd cheering.

  13. thebrotherreport Says:

    You just had to go there didn’t you. LOL! How about the Celtics as a whole.

  14. hey Bird did it to me. pretty much Bird and MJ did it to everyone.

  15. thebrotherreport Says:

    For whatever reason, it hurt more with Bird, I took it with a smile from Mike. But with Larry it was always Boston being 10-12 down in the 4th with 6 minutes left and it’s like a switch goes off and he heats up. Before you know it he’s dropped 18 in the 4th on his way to a triple-double.

  16. For us oldtimers – how about Jim Brown and you pick the sport. You’re dead man!

  17. the trick with MJ is that you knew it was inevitable.

  18. Micheal Jordan (even though I am a bulls fan) I know people in NY and Cleveland hated to see his butt.

    Bo Jackson he seemed to put the fear of gon in players.

    Barry Sanders he often would kill my bears on sundays.

  19. thebrotherreport Says:

    From what I’ve read and been told he was the greatest lacrosse player ever.

  20. Also don’t forget magic………man fan whos team was in the western conference hated him………….its like magic knew what was going to happen before it vere happened.

    I swear that dude had a time machine.

  21. HAHA……..brotha mizzo said Troy Smith.

    Yeah he owned michigan!!!LOL!!!

  22. Man, I didn’t start following the Sixers until AI came, but I remember I used to hate Reggie Miller cause he would always dig in the Sixers cheeks in the playoffs.

    As a Saints fan, I nominate the entire 49ers squad from the late 80s and early 90s, cause they used to just destroy us relentessly in the dome. I still hate the Niners to this day for all the Sunday afternoons they ruined for me.

  23. Yes he did O. Painful, painful memories. Troy Smith is indirectly the reason Lloyd Carr retired.

  24. Hands down, the pride of West Philadelphia, Wit Norman Chamberlain. Nothing has or ever will be the same because of that man in the game of basketball.

  25. Joe Montana the best QB of all time!

  26. thebrotherreport Says:

    I didn’t consider Montana to be the greatest QB ever until I saw what he did in Kansas City with a marginal Chiefs squad and taking them to the AFC Championship.

  27. thebrotherreport,

    Joe won at ND, before the Niners got Jerry Rice and as an older injured player with KC.

  28. thebrotherreport Says:

    I’m aware of that – IMO it was his work in K.C. that convinced me that he actually may be the best ever. His best work was with a Chiefs squad that wasn’t that good.

  29. I agree TBR. I think the best way to measure this is to see how many different franchises were tossed off the cliff by the player.

    Like, for instance, MJ got the ‘Suns in ’93, the Blazers in 1992, the Jazz in 97 and 98, the Cavs for like 20 straight years. That is a level of destruction unmatched.

  30. thebrotherreport Says:


  31. David Robinson still dreams of the Dream’s dream shake.

    It scares him.

  32. OT: If they ever let me do this again that’s up there on my next question. Stupidest decision ever. David Robinson accepts his MVP award and thanks all the great centers before him…. but forgets to mention Hakeem, who is standing right on the other sideline. Hakeem fumes to himself, and for the rest of the series, OBLITERATES the League MVP in a manner that hasn’t been seen in a while.

  33. David Robinson always was a bland whitbred suit. I’m glad Hakeem destroyed him.

  34. I never had a problem with David Robinson. What was yours Kevdog?

  35. Okiri

    I just don’t like Brothers who seem too comfortable with making white folks too comfortable. I just don’t like black Republicans of any nature much, black one REALLY piss me off.

    As to my answer to the question posed, IMO, the answer is obvious. Tiger Woods. Period.

  36. i personally think Golf is a bridge too far for this but i can understand Tiger Woods, and he’s never come back to beat someone in a major. The “OMG” factor comes when you’re leading the game all game long, but the lead is slowly being chipped away at. And before you know it…. BAM! you’re dead.

    And maybe that’s just his personality Kevdog. I don’t think he was comfortable with making just white people feel comfortable. I think he’s a genuinely nice guy who fits the image of his town.

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