“With the sixth pick of the 1990 NBA Draft, the Minnesota Timberwolves select … Felton Spencer, Senior, Louisville University” … or something similar to that from Commissioner Stern. Hilarity ensued. This week’s VOTW takes us back to Spencer’s career highlight with the Timberwolves, filming a WWE clip with Mr. Perfect, Curt Hennig. I’m not sure which is worse, Spencer’s acting or Hennig’s form on his jump shot.
For those of you who don’t remember, or never knew, Spencer had an anticlimactic career. The Timberwolves front office managed to ruin any chance he had for success when they went ahead and took Luc Longley with the seventh pick of the 1991 draft. (The franchise has always had a penchant for success on draft night.) Spencer had two decent years in Utah before rupturing his Achilles during the ’94-’95 season. His career never recovered from there as he became an end of the rotation big man for several teams until he retired in 2002.
Enjoy the early 90’s cheesiness of this week’s VOTW!