May 16, 2015

What disappointed me about that 62-foot buzzer beater

The reaction of the crowd, the broadcasters, and the Memphis coach:

There should have been a foul called!

Yeah, the refs basically gifted Steph Curry an open shot from the 62 ft away.

One of my biggest problem with modern sports is the over-focus on the officiating -- a sense of entitlement that can literally blind you to the amazing acts of athletics that are supposed to be the reason we watch sports in the first place.

3 Comments:

Blogger JAB said...

Athletics seems to bear about the same relationship to contemporary sports as aesthetics does to contemporary art: an almost embarrassing holdover.

May 16, 2015 at 4:26 PM  
Blogger The Other Front said...

I found this, from the same game, even more astonishing. He makes people fly out of the frame.

Of course there is a foul here, too. The evil David Lee, realizing that the defender was going to run as fast as possible away from the man he is supposed to be guarding, positions his foot so that the defender will trip over it.

Perhaps more instant replay will help the NBA contain such trickery.

May 17, 2015 at 9:33 AM  
Blogger The Other Front said...

Oh yes, Curry then beats another man for the step-back three...

May 17, 2015 at 9:34 AM  

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