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The top 10 moments of the Bullets’ ‘You the Man’ video

On Friday afternoon, colleague and longtime Bullets/Wizards fan Clinton Yates made an incredible contribution to the Internet when he counted down the Top 10 moments of “You the Man” on Twitter.

If you’re not familiar with “You the Man” (alternatively “You da Man”), I’m sorry and you’re welcome.

The Washington Bullets produced a pair of “You the Man” videos during the 1994-95 and 1995-96 seasons. The first one featured players and fans dancing to a simple, catchy jingle interspersed with Bullets highlights.

There’s some dispute about who wrote the song, though Long Island-raised rapper Jesse Itzler (a.k.a. Jesse Jaymes) and Dana Mozie were reportedly involved. Itzler was an undergraduate at American when he met Mozie, who was raised in Southeast D.C. and went to Howard. Before the two split, they collaborated on similar songs for the New York Knicks and Charlotte Hornets.

But none of that’s important for this exercise, which will either provide some good mojo in advance of the Wizards’ must-win Game 5, or a post to revisit when you need a laugh whenever the season ends.

Editor’s Note: Clinton later corrected himself, but that’s Kenny Walker, not Tracy Murray.

Gheorge: The Blog has an excellent post about the making of the next year’s “You the Man” video, which featured rookie Rasheed Wallace.

Eternal thanks, Clinton. Go Bullets, Go Bullets, Go Bullets…

Scott Allen writes about all things D.C. sports. Follow him on Twitter @ScottSAllen or e-mail him if you’ve got a tip to share.



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