Dime 1-on-1 NBA Tournament / Sep 7, 2011 / 11:00 am

Dime’s Ultimate Movie Baller: Neon Bodeaux vs. Kenny Tyler

Neon Bodeaux

(1) Neon Bodeaux, Blue Chips vs. (16) Kenny Tyler, The 6th Man


We’re all walking, through the swamps, past the railroad, onto the town’s one main road. There are cracks all over the cement, and houses lining the street, some boarded up and some falling apart. You notice a sign to your left. Algiers, Louisiana it reads in red. Where are we? Everyone seems to be thinking.

It takes you back to the meeting you had with a scout three days prior. A dark, rainy night, all you wanted was a drink and a song. It was late. You were tired. But your friend starting talking. He started talking that slick game, the game he gets to kicking when money’s on the line… money, fame and basketball. He starts talking about some kid you’ve never heard of.

“Where’s he from?” you ask.

Okay, so you know the name but not the place. A whole crowd of young kids follows you into a barn. Inside, there’s a buzz forming for one man standing underneath one of the makeshift hoops. He’s too big, you realize. How can anyone beat this guy? Neon Bodeaux, you remember. That’s his name. He’s dunking in warm-ups, and nearly ripping the rim off.

Kenny Tyler

In the crowd, a lady is screaming at the top of her lungs and nearly decking those seated around her with an enormous white poster board. A-K, all the way, it reads. She’s yelling it over and over again. A skinny kid, not more than 22 years old, with a goofy look on his face, finishes lacing up his sneakers and walks out to meet the beast in front of him.

“What’s up bra?” the big man tells him as Kenny Tyler‘s neck careens up to meet the seven footer’s gaze. Before waiting for a response, Neon puts an arm on his shoulder and says, “I just wanted to let you know. This tournament is cultural biased.”

Kenny raises a finger to say something back in his scratchy voice but its too late. The crowd is rising, the ball is enveloped in Neon’s hands and it’s game on.

Neon scores first. Easily. But Kenny comes back and somehow banks in a shot from nearly 20 feet away. Neon stares around in disbelief. Kenny is talking to himself… or to someone.

“I told you I don’t need your help,” and suddenly he’s shadow boxing. Neon chuckles to himself before drop stepping and flushing another near rim breaker. But once again, Kenny makes some shot that seems to drop from the heavens. He’s still talking to himself.

Back and forth the game goes with no real end in sight. This is going to be a long game, you find yourself admitting.

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  • Ryan I.

    If Antoine Tyler is sitting on the rim like he did that one game, Neon has no shot, especially if Kenny is raining half court curveball-jumpers..

  • Andrew

    Yeah, but it will be hard for Kenny to lift even his head when the big Neon comes down and steps on his face.

    Neon all the way.

    Let this be a growing moment for Kenny. He’ll finally step out from his bro’s spectre.

  • ztrini

    Still pining for Sidney Deane scamming his way to the finals.

    1. Referees are actually his old crew, they get caught chilling in his crib after Sidney wins the tournament.
    2. Soo much smack talk half the guys can’t even focus on the game.
    3. Sidney actually ends up being the favorite pick to win it all… everyone bets on him (cept him and his boyz), he throws the game and leaves balling in cash!

    “Screw the tournament we going Sizzler”

  • King

    @ ztrini

    as for his one if his brother is “helping” no way he loses

    A & K all the way


    Jackie Moon vs Slam Dunk Ernest

    Air Bud vs Juwanna Man

    Vakidis vs Ivan Radmonovich

    Billy Hoyle vs Ed Monix

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  • Me

    kenny’s brother isn’t gonna be able to keep neon from dunking it. and neon could prevent kenny from even getting the ball out his hands. neon all the way here. but i ain’t voting.

  • Carter

    Kenny Tyler all the way!

  • Ian

    kenny and his brother would strip shaq everytime

  • Snoop

    Why the hell isn’t Sidney Deane in the bracket???

  • sh!tfaced

    if ghosts aren’t limited to 6 fouls, then its kenny tyler all the way.

    shaq, neon or kazaam, no matter who or what, they still don’t know shit shooting free throws…

  • jdizzle

    Neon after he beats Kenny:”Somebody here owes my ass 100 dollars”

  • JDish

    Hmm … yea Kenny’s big brother Antoine would be helping little Kenny out by striping Neon each time, while Neon becomes very confused about whats going on, he’s getting the ball stolen by technically no one since he doesn’t see anyone else other than Kenny. A’ntoine would be messing with Neon’s dribble and keeping a lid on the rim. BUT then Kenny would be bickering with his big bro the whole time, then he’d feel guilty about having that extra help, it’s like two against one, so Kenny would tell Antoine “That’s enough let me play, I can do this…” (Neon is very worried about the kid talking to himself) So Kenny begins playing without his brother’s help, which in turn gives Neon a green and all he does is back little Kenny down in the block, spins hard to the basket and slams it home each time. Game Over