How good are you at deciphering visual sports puzzles? Instagram user @lessonsinsport renders stark graphics that hint at legendary sports figures and events (like the image to the left which recalls Pistol Pete Maravich’s saggy socks).
See if you can figure out each athlete, team or event portrayed in the images following the video… the answers are listed at the end of the post. Then be sure to check out Lessons In Sports for an ever growing collection of the minimalist artworks.
Speaking of Maravich, which shooting guard among today’s crop of NBA stars do you think most closely mirrors his game? Or is it point guards like Steph Curry and Kyrie Irving that come closest…
LESSON ONE: THROWIN’ DONUTS
LESSON TWO: STRANDED
LESSON THREE: MAD HATTER
LESSON FOUR: CHOMPIN’ COTTON
LESSON FIVE: MAGIC ON ICE
LESSON SIX: STICKY FINGER
LESSON SEVEN: RETRO HOOPS
LESSON EIGHT: WEAPONS OF WAR
Lesson One: Bartolo Colon’s scoreless inning streak (donuts) for NY Mets ; Lesson Two: Revis Island, as in shutdown cornerback Darrelle Revis; Lesson Three: Former Pittsburgh Penguins star “Super” Mario Lemieux; Lesson Four: Towel-biting UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian; Lesson Five: Puck on a string magic of Pavel Datsyuk; Lesson Six: The catch by NY Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr.; Lesson Seven: ABA (American Basketball Association); Lesson Eight: Joe Louis, “The Brown Bomber”.