Submitted for nomination: Martell Webster
Down 3 points with less than 5 seconds left, Martell gets a steal and... well... they were down 3... that's all you need to know.
-Jason "Martell was one of the last of the 'straight from high school to the NBA' kids... maybe a year of college would have taught him basic basketball strategy... or at least a little bit of math" Evans
Plus his haircut is dumb.
Kids just love to dunk. No matter what the score/time left. GoDuke!
Well, there was Michael Ruffin, the Washington Wizards player in 2007 who threw the ball up the in air to celebrate a win, only a few seconds too early. A Toronto player on the other team retrieved it before time ran out and sank a shot to tie the game. Toronto went on to win in OT. Here's the clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5bqF4VDSx4
and here's the final game story http://espn.go.com/nba/recap/_/id/27...ington-wizards
Last edited by Rudy; 02-21-2012 at 12:52 PM.
i nominate roscoe smith for this gem against texas last year
and to be an equal opportunity ridiculer, how about our guy corey maggette with this gem:
I think that one takes the cake for me. If caron butler is to be believed, Maggette said "shoot it" after he made the turnover.
Excerpt from The Last Great Game: Duke vs Kentucky by Gene Wojciechowski
"With only seconds remaining in a Feb 9 game at Mississippi State, Woods easily weaved his way through the Bulldog defenders, converted a layup, and then raised his arms in triumph. Kentucky had overcome a 12 point deficit in the final 10 minutes to tie the game and send it into overtime,
Or so Woods thought. In one of the great UK brain cramps, Woods hadn't realized the Wildcats needed a 3 pointer, not a two, to tie the Bulldogs. Pitino had painstakingly diagrammed the play in the huddle-Woods would drive to the basket , then dish the ball to one of the Wildcats fanned out at the three-point line-but then watched in horror as his point guard forgot how to count.
Mississippi State 83, Kentucky 82"
Last edited by attackdog; 02-21-2012 at 02:31 PM.
Chris Webber walking, then calling a timeout he didn't have...
Fred Brown passing the ball to Worthy...
Woods/Webster had a timeout with coaches, so it's worse, but I definitely feel for them. There's nothing like looking up and seeing half of the crowd and your team horrified and staring at you, the other half laughing.
Sometimes good players just have brain farts.
I was at the Pitt/Butler game in the tournament last Spring. Which was dumber: Shelvin Mack's foul at half court when his Butler team was ahead by one with 1.4 seconds left? Or, after the Pitt player made one foul shot to tie and missed the second, Nasir Robinson's foul of Matt Howard on the rebound with .8 second left, allowing Howard to win the game?
In the post game interview Mack called his mistake the "dumbest of my life" but he was smiling since he was bailed out by Robinson.
(I couldn't find a decent clip that includes both fouls)
And I was under the impression that the (er) part of this was decided in the thread "What will $150 million get you!
Last edited by BluDvlsN1; 02-21-2012 at 05:40 PM.
Let's go DUKE !!!!
JNort, thanks for that clip. I liked that guy's analysis of the final several minutes. I didn't know about him.