Those familiar with Bill Simmons’ Book of Basketball recognize Jalen Rose’s “Dark Alley Fab Five” is essentially the same concept as The Sports Guy’s “All Foxhole Team.” Basically, they’re the guys any player would list as reinforcement whenever some shady sh*t goes down on a basketball court.
The Fab Five Alum named Meta World Peace, Stephen “Capt. Jack” Jackson, Tony Allen and, ironically, Kendrick Perkins and Zach Randolph – both of whom damn near began throwing hands following OKC and Memphis’ contest last week.
As penned a few days ago, my team to bring to a back alley brawl is Memphis and, to be quite frank, it’s not even close. They’re a team full of goons who don’t know any better and honestly could give a damn if your name is LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook or Carmelo Anthony (all four caught L’s last week at the hands of the Griz).
The only inclusion that needs to be on this list though? Ivan Johnson. I’m pretty sure that guy flosses with barbed wire.