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Giroux sets up Simmonds for an alley-oop during Globetrotters game in Philly

Mar 9, 2014, 9:03 PM EDT

As the Courier Post notes, the Philadelphia Flyers tend to lean toward basketball as their pre-game ritual instead of soccer or other activities. Claude Giroux and Wayne Simmonds showed off some of those hardwood skills on Sunday as the Wells Fargo Center hosted a Harlem Globetrotters game.

The highlight – at least for hockey fans – came when Giroux set up Simmonds with this hockey-inspired alley-oop:

(Not sure if that rim’s up to NBA heights, but still …)

The Flyers shared some photos from that game, as it’s clear the players on hand had a great time:

If you have this song in your head now, you’re not alone.

(H/T to Whiz Wit.)

  1. ibieiniid - Mar 9, 2014 at 9:23 PM

    Claude apparently doesn’t remember what happens when he plays other sports.

    • hockey412 - Mar 10, 2014 at 8:37 AM

      What if they were hurt? Who will reimburse the season ticket holders? Is Bettman aware of all this?

  2. charlieconway96 - Mar 9, 2014 at 9:23 PM

    I’m not sure if this is the coolest thing I’ve seen or the lamest.

  3. alicesrightfootesq - Mar 9, 2014 at 9:26 PM

    I’m surprised Simmonds didn’t try to fight some of the Globetrotters.

    • ibieiniid - Mar 9, 2014 at 9:33 PM

      He did, however, finish yet another play at the doorstep.

  4. elrock7 - Mar 9, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    Flyers are better basketball players than the 76ers

  5. c9castine - Mar 9, 2014 at 10:34 PM

    Simmonds got some skinny legs for a hockey player.

    • chanceoffleury - Mar 9, 2014 at 11:25 PM

      I was looking at pictures from the game at soldier field the other day and I noticed the same thing about Andrew Shaw. For how they use them, I expect their legs to always be abnormally huge, haha! Almost built like a sprinter’s in track and field. Maybe it was just the angle, but his looked like toothpicks! Here’s the pic I’m talking about:

      • ewyorksockexchange - Mar 10, 2014 at 11:07 AM

        Given the length of a hockey game and the length of shifts, I think it’s better to compare leg size with middle distance track and field athletes (400m, 800m) as opposed to sprinters. Guys and gals who run those distances (moreso the 800m, which time-wise is more like a hockey shift) tend to look more like skinny distance athletes than short track sprinters or speed skaters.

      • c9castine - Mar 10, 2014 at 12:46 PM

        Haha yeah agreed. Just goes to show power comes from all sizes.

  6. jimw81 - Mar 9, 2014 at 11:12 PM

    here’s a better shot of the video

  7. jimw81 - Mar 9, 2014 at 11:17 PM

    who bet’s on the washington generals?

    • nj666 - Mar 10, 2014 at 12:53 PM

      I thought they were due for a win!

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