Tuesday, July 10, 2012

HEAT Check: The Origin of #ShavedMonkeyNuts

One phrase has been synonymous with Shane Battier since he joined the Miami HEAT: #ShavedMonkeyNuts. But how many HEAT fans know the phrase started with Robin Harris?

On his classic comedy album, Bebe's Kids, Robin Harris told actor Tiny Lister (who was in the crowd at one of his shows) that his head looked like Shaved Monkey Nuts.

Don't know who Tiny Lister is? His latest role came in a Coors Light commercial with Ice Cube.

Notice Tiny's wrinkly bald head? Now take a look at Battier's head...

If you don't know who Robin Harris is, I ranked him as the best standup black comic from the late 1980s to the early 1990s in this article: Heat Check: Is Dave Chappelle the D-Wade of Comedians after Zo's Summer Groove?

You can also check out his HBO Special at The Starting Five blog (scroll to the end of the post).

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