Chris Mullin Ices Ankles, Talks on the Phone

I just randomly encountered this photo over on the tremendous “visual mixtape” Waxin And Milkin. I really enjoyed it and figured you would, too. Thus, apropos of nothing, here it is.

Even better is the fact that Mark Malazarte took the time to copy one of the best passages from Chris Ballard’s tremendous book The Art of a Beautiful Game. Be sure to read the book and be sure to add Waxin And Milkin to your itinerary of internet travels.

“…Mullin is said to have sunk 194 consecutive jumpers during a workout. So pure is the stroke of such shooters that it is oblivious to all attempts at sabotage, both external, or internal. A journalist buddy of mine has a friend who used to work at a beach club on Long Island. He recalls once coming up on Mullin at the club, a few years after Mullin left St. John’s and before he quit drinking. It was late one summer night, almost dark, and the friend heard sounds coming from a nearby basketball court. Checking it out, he discovered Mullin, standing there by himself, taking swigs of beer with his right hand and launching one-handed three-pointers with his left, a partially completed six-pack at his side. Shot after shot sank through the net. Swig. Swish. Swig. Swish. Swig. Swish.”

— Chris Ballard, The Art of a Beautiful Game

Anyone (else) think Mully could still start for the Pacers?

Chris Mullin Foot Bath

Who you think he’s talking to? My money is on Jay-Z. Brooklyn’s Finest & Brooklyn’s Finest.

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