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THEY'VE GOT THE HANG OF IT
Tony Kornheiser
October 29, 1984
As Dr. J proved in the 1980 NBA finals, leaping is something lots of guys can do, but hang time is the stuff of dreams
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October 29, 1984

They've Got The Hang Of It

As Dr. J proved in the 1980 NBA finals, leaping is something lots of guys can do, but hang time is the stuff of dreams

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Slang Time: Language used by players to describe their talented peers. Last year's term was bitch. The current slang time choice is fresh, as in, "That boy's real fresh."

C.K. Yang Time: Decathletes must jump, you know. As Yang's father was heard to say, "The son also rises."

Flang Time: A description of what befell David Thompson at Studio 54 last March. "You hear about what they did to the Skywalker, man? Couple of dudes flang him down the steps."

Gang Time: A new subplot on Hill Street Blues. Jesus Martinez of the Diablos sidles up to Captain Furillo and says, "Yo, Frankie, I may be small, but I can sky. See you in the paint, bro."

Ooh-ee-ooh-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang Time: Simon, Theodore and Alvin, a.k.a. the Chipmunks, go three-on-three with the Coyote Sisters. Film at 11.

Hangar Time: Charles Barkley, the human spaceship. The body of Wes Unseld, the agility of Erving. If he ever gets down to 250, fasten the seatbelts and clear the runway.

Twang Time: Larry Bird's new album, A Hick from French Lick Sings Willie Nelson.

GREAT MOMENTS IN HANG TIME HISTORY PART ONE

At the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Benjamin Franklin, that crafty little playground guard from Philadelphia, said, "We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately."

And now, some important questions and answers about hang time:

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