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Kevin McHale Cracks Anthrax-LeBron Joke, Hasn’t Been This Funny Since ‘Cheers’

Kevin McHale’s LeBron/anthrax joke from The Basketball Jones on Vimeo.

Ha. Anthrax jokes. Gold. And he didn’t even go the easy route and bust out a dig about Scott Ian’s epically awesome goatee. Wait. What?

Moving on, it certainly takes a special kind of comedic genius to fully commit to a pseudo-terrorism joke and have it come off as spectacularly as Kevin McHale’s crack on NBA TV last night. Discussing whether or not LeBron James should toss the powder in the air prior to the Heat-Cavaliers game on Thursday, as was the custom back in the day before he took his talents to South Beach, McHale suggested that LeBron better hope that said powder isn’t Anthrax.

Well played, Kevin McHale. Well played. We all knew you had comedic chops, but we haven’t seen them displayed with such understated brilliance since you tried to help the Cheers gang take it to Gary’s Old Towne Tavern. Ah yes, those were the days.

[H/T The Basketball Jones]