Trading carrots for chocolate pudding since 2012.
The NBA lost a legend yesterday in Dwayne Schintzius.
Some fans like points and rebounds, but I’m more of a what-player-has-the-best-haircut kind of guy.
No doubt about it, Dwayne Schintzius had this covered with his “business up front, party in the back” hair style. Many people would even remeber that it was called a “lobster” haircut back in the day.
Florida Gators fans always loved him because he got the team pretty close to a Final Four berth in 1987, as a freshman, when they lost to eventual runner-ups, Syracuse. It was Rony Seikaly vs. Dwayne Schintzius in a battle down low, with the M&M boys (Maxwell and Moten) outside for the Gators, and Sherman Douglas and Stevie Thompson for the Orangemen, as they were called then.
Schintzius was often a target of haters, as he had a fiery personality and a grumpy disposition, but he was a gutsy player on the court. (He supposedly cracked another student over the head with a tennis racket, too!)
I think Schintzius’ biggest accomplishment came off the court when he wrote the song “Achy Breaky Heart” and helped parent one of the legendary acts out there today, Miley Cyrus.
So for all of you out and about at country line dancing bars tonight — make sure to request “Achy Breaky Heart” in honor of one of the best mullets in sports history!
R.I.P. Dwayne Schintzius!