Making "H-O-R-S-E" Interesting

Date: 1977-78

You know what's more interesting than the past two Slam Dunk Contests? Watching Maravich beat George "Iceman" Gervin in a game of H-O-R-S-E. Seated layups and layups from behind the backboard all sound easy, but pick up a basketball and try doing it. Actually, do that after you finish reading this. For now, think about the fact that Gervin—who's unquestionably one of the greatest scorers to ever play the game—struggled to do those moves. Doesn't sound so simple now, huh?

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