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Jul 15, 2005 | 6:27 PM EDT

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Dear Newgrounds.com Members,

While reading over some of the Baghdad Basketball comments, one individual – Roninmeow -- wrote an interesting review and asked if we’d explain why we made such a “controversial flash and what we meant by it”.

We hesitate to respond because we generally feel that art should truly represent the interpretation of the beholder. In our opinion when an artist intervenes the magic is lost. It’s like conquering a video game without going online and acquiring cheat codes, or figuring out how to open a puzzle box without your friend showing you how to do it. The basic concept is sometimes sadly elusive, it requires one to think. We digress a bit, let's get back on point; we believe that more abstract art may require interpretative insights from the creator, but normally we here at NBX want the audience to critically think and “figure it out”.

Having said that, we can understand how some people may be misinterpreting Baghdad basketball, but those are the folks that unfortunately took the flash purely at face value. So in order to bring a small semblance of direction to the fiery emotions embodied in the negative reviews, perhaps it might be helpful if we provided a few clues to help frame the creative thinking that went into the making of Baghdad Basketball.

We are avid readers of politics and have very strong views of the current administration. The WAR, oh wait, let us be politically fucking correct, the “occupation” in Iraq is beyond reprehensible. Who is to answer for the devastating, inconsolable, needless loss of life, and the escalating body count?

Take another look at the flash, listen carefully to the words of the characters, study the graphics and our guess is that you will start to figure it out.

--NBX Team

Reviews


Mitch8x21x07Mitch8x21x07

Rated 5 / 5 stars

awesome video

im a huge basketball fan

and i love how u put the usa's bad stats like most technicals lol

that was awsome lots of credit
u get a 10 bitch lol !


People find this review helpful!

THETOMMYGUNGUYTHETOMMYGUNGUY

Rated 5 / 5 stars

OMG

God man I luv basketball. But who new it wld be bombed by sum guy. LOL take that all the thugs of NBA!

Sequel?



kazakazukazakazu

Rated 5 / 5 stars

lol this s*** is cool

im muslim but OMG SO FUNNY



OcelotOcelot

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Interesting...

You have a very creative point of view of this whole situation. Good job.



snowball14snowball14

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Funny stuff. Just some fun humor.

Great job guys! I love your stuff. If anyone is hurt by this, relax and realize its just a little humor in comparison to whats really going on. I have family overseas myself, so just lighten up and enjoy it! Definitely made me laugh which is needed sometimes. Love the site guys!