"Parks and Recreation" might not seem the most obvious show to have recurring NBA references, but it is set in Indiana -- a state known for its love of basketball -- and show co-creator Michael Schur (a fellow William H. Hall High alum) is also known for writing for "Fire Joe Morgan" and SB Nation, so there is a natural sports connection.
That explains Leslie Knope's love for Larry Bird, repeat appearances by Detlef Schrempf and Roy Hibbert and the latest NBA reference, one that might not have been as obvious. In Thursday's episode, "Soda Tax", Tom Haverford gave Celtics star Kevin Garnett a sly shout-out. Check the video above for the clip.
Don't get it?
Check the video below, after KG led the Celtics to the 2008 NBA title.
I love the reference, because it's so dated (KG screamed it more than four years ago) and already been done in Lonely Island's "I'm On a Boat". In fact, there's a 95% chance that the character, Tom Haverford, is referencing "I'm On a Boat" and not Kevin Garnett's original scream. Which kind of makes it even funnier.
If you're an NBA fan and you're not watching "Parks and Recreation", you're missing out on moments like this. You're also missing one of the best shows on television in general, so you should probably get on that.