2 shots and the ball? seems a little much, maybe one shot and the ball?
Blue Jays 2013 world champs, just watch
If you want the ultimate, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It's not tragic to die doing what you love.
Thats why David Thorpe has a hard on for bigs that used to be small, because they grew up thinking they were guards only to end up versatile bigs.
Oh and for the record, lets not compare mere mortals to the great Sabonis. He was more alien than one of us.
would b frustrating it it were 1 of those touch fouls by accident being called.... imagine the other team getting 2 fts and the ball b/c of a touch foul when the refs call it tight. smh
There are many reasons why I can't stomache to watch the NBA in this day and age, but the main reason is David (dumb ****) Stern.
Mike Gminski and Moses were the only true interior guys that show up on the list. I think Gminski was a post player, if its the guy I am thinking of.
Hakeem went from the low 60's when he first came in, and 5 seasons later, started hovering in the mid 70's.
As a Magic fan, I was upset about them being able to do that. But as I watched and learned from Greg Popovich's strategy. Their teams only does it when they over the penalty. And seeing the Magic go from having it happening to them to doing it to an opponent. I think its a legit play. Dwight is good some days at FT and then bad others, you don't know what your gonna get. Aren't you suppost to exploit your opponents weakness??
So, basically you're saying that if your team has the lead you want to make sure they can keep it. Intentional fouling and missing free throws is a risk teams take just like a press - which gives up easy shots when broken. I could demean the press just as easily "Oh so now that there's only 30 seconds left you decide you can't play 1-on-1? You need a gimmick defense?"The same should be said for intentionally missing free throws, whether you have the lead and are trying to keep the other team from getting a good shot off before time expires, or you need 2/3 points instead of 1 more with barely any time left on the clock.
If there's 10 seconds left in the game and you're behind, shoot the ball like a respectable team and run the full court press to see what happens on defense. But don't resort to cowardly fouls because you can't accept defeat.
Here's what we're dealing with at the end of the day: free throws can be learned, size can't. Maybe the dunk should be outlawed? Grabbing the rim is goal tending. It's not fair that unskilled big players can dunk and skilled 6'0" guys can't.
Make free throws and play defense. That's the other thing here. If a player can't make his free throws (though 50% is still 1 point), he should at least be able to stop the other team from making their shots.
Last edited by topdog; 12-08-2012 at 03:30 PM.
The lakers have things they can do to counter this problem. Take dwight out of the game, crash the boards on those missed free throws, dwight make the free throws (or atleast dont sit there with a smile on your face when you are missing the free throws and losing the game for your team). Even with dwight out of the game- the lakers could field a line up that should be able to compete with the magic.
A role model if I ever knew one
I think this is a bad change of rule. Can't reward players for their horrible free throw shooting.
Yao Ming, European players are all not put on a tight leash like how some of these young kids are in highschool/middle school here in the states.
coaches train them from such an early age to focus on playing in the post/ rim rather than focus on the overall game.
LETS GO HEAT