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Why we love Big Nasty

Remember when Corliss Williamson used to fill the current Antonio McDyess role as the first big off the bench? Of course you do, it wasn't that long ago. He was good at it, too, winning Sixth Man of the Year in 2002. Now the poor guy is wasting away at the end of the bench in Sacramento. He played in just 37 games this year, averaging 9.8 minutes and 3.4 points. He's only 32 years old, and I believe next season will be the final year of his contract (the same six-year deal he signed with Detroit back in 2001), so maybe he'll re-surface somewhere as a force off the bench after being traded to a team seeking cap relief this summer.

In the meantime, remember this? As Jermaine O'Neal figured out, Big Nasty didn't get that nickname for nothing:

(Did the "Tree Rollins came in to break it up -- luckily no one got bitten" reference throw you off? Here's an explanation.)

Corliss Williamson punks Jermaine O'Neal [YouTube]