NBA H-O-R-S-E Trophy Is Awful

The NBA H-O-R-S-E Trophy Is The Worst Trophy I Have Ever Seen

2/15/09 in NBA   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

I have seen some bad trophies in my day. Like really bad. That's what happens when you play every sport imaginable as a young kid. But I have never, ever, seen a trophy as bad as the one the NBA awarded to Kevin Durant at the inaugural H-O-R-S-E competition in Phoenix yesterday.

Just look at that thing. It's a plastic horse on a box, for God's sake. I also love the look on Durant's face, which clearly says "I'm sort of wishing I didn't win this contest anymore."

The trophy was so bad that it prompted TNT analyst Kenny Smith to say this:

"Are you kidding me? Are we that cheap?”

I guess you are. Even weirder, the event wasn't actually called H-O-R-S-E, but instead G-E-I-C-O because it was sponsored by the world's most annoying insurance company. So, in essence, the trophy really should have been a gecko, or a caveman.

Here's a close-up:

Kevin Durant wins H-O-R-S-E [The Oklahoman]
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2/16/09   |   primo   |   1 respect

the economy has hit the NBA trophies bad!

2/16/09   |   desiredbylife

Well he has a new door jam if it make it that far

2/16/09   |   romer_gacusan115

oh my! it won't pass as a jockey trophy either..

2/15/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

This may be the worst trophy ever. I'm not kidding.

2/15/09   |   yanksawboy   |   8 respect

He should of got a geico Lizard.

2/15/09   |   taylordanley   |   6 respect

Durant is still a beast, no denying that.

2/15/09   |   fremontguy26   |   24 respect

All I got to say is no class

2/15/09   |   derms33   |   17653 respect

You coulda saved yourself a bunch of time but not tuning in to this.  Thanks Geico

2/15/09   |   huskerdoug2009   |   2795 respect

2/15/09   |   kfbrich

I've seen better trophies at frat parties for keg stands.  Way to splurge, guys.

2/15/09   |   Michael_Luchies   |   17 respect

This will be the new hot game on the streets.. "hey you guys playing Geico or what"? And every dunk now is a sprite dunk- and you have to say "obey your thirst" after you dunk on someone.

2/15/09   |   njstixx

Wow that's pretty cheesy, could've just given them a princess pony or something....I'm stunned the can spell Horse or especially Geico....

2/15/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

Michael_Luchies wrote:
Did it come with a Malibu barbie?

it better have

2/15/09   |   Michael_Luchies   |   17 respect

Did it come with a Malibu barbie?