I was thinking more along the lines of running out to center court and striking a superstar pose on the other team's emblem. I know its UNC and we're quick to point out their flaws to UNC fans who love to wear the albatross around their necks, but I think we're reading into this a bit much.
Actually Redick did make a superstar pose during last years ACC tournament after making a 3 against BC. You have to watch out condemning one player for said action when one of your own can be just as guilty. Reminds me of how Chicago Bears fans jumped on Reggie Bush's case for taunting during that TD run but conveniently ignored that Hester had dome the same crap earlier in the season.
For those of you comparing Henderson's "hard" foul to Lawson's dunk at the end of a game, get a life.
You guys are killing me....
We have a freshman, all fired up in the late stages of a good game for an ACC championship, and he gets a wide open look to dunk on the big stage to put the final nail in the coffin of a bitter rival. He doesen't posture, or taunt, or otherwise make any overt attempt to disrespect State, he simply played hard 'till the buzzer sounded.
Just the day before during the BC game, I seem to remember a UNC walkon showing just the respect you accuse UNC of not showing, holding the ball and not attempting a shot as time expired in a game that was really over....when you know the kid would have loved to be in the books as scoring in an ACC tournament game.
If we had kept trying to score there, you guys would have had something to talk about.
Lawson was in a bang-bang play late, (as was the Hans/G play,BTW)... he didn't premeditate dunking on a team that had their hands in their pockets, while waiting for the clock to expire as people are trying to make it seem. State was still playing hard.
It would have been fine if he pulled it back out too, no big deal either way.
Lets move on and just play...nothing to see here.
Last edited by Wheat/"/"/"; 03-12-2007 at 08:40 PM.
I didn't see Lawson do anything after the dunk....I was watching on crappy espn360 on the computer since it was blacked out around here and I could have missed it. But if he did do as you say, I have no doubt that Roy will point out that is unacceptable behavior and will deal with it internally.
I stand by the account of the play as being bang-bang and and not a premeditated show of disrespect.
I often see your side of things wheat, but please stop calling this a "bang bang" play. A so-called bang bang play is a almost a split second, or reaction. TL got the ball at 1/2 court and set himself up with skips and positioning as if he was in a slam dunk contest. With no one in pursuit.
The steal followed by the quick outlet took less than 5 seconds before the conclusion of the dunk...call it what you will....I maintain it was more of a reaction situation and not a deliberate attempt to show up State.
The TL play was not awful but it was done with the intent to celebrate with something short of a chest thump. It did generate some ugly racist responses on some wolfpack websites though which are totally unacceptable. I doubt that Roy will do much about this or have to apologize for it.
Meh, I'm inclined to be significantly pleased by this action by Ty Lawson. All it does draw unnecessary fury and anger into a one-sided rivalry. Perhaps it will motivate NCSU to defend themselves. Or just be pwned by UNC.
whatever. if i was a freshman point guard on a team favored to win it all and was about to win the tournament of the best friggin' conference in the land i would totally dunk at the end of the game. it has nothing to do with class. it has everything to do with the adrenaline and testosterone of a TEENAGER!
I'm no saint, but I've heard a couple of coaches talking about going to his clinic and they said they couldn't hardly bear it because there was so much profanity.
I love Coach K, but if he preaches class..........practice what you preach. You can get the point across without all the GD's and FBombs.
I'm really not trying to harp on him here............but I wonder if realizes that the tv camera is glued to face during ever deadball situation. Therefore, every time he says to the ref......." That's BS" it goes directly into the living room of who knows how many people. I am a coach and I know how frustrated I get during games sometimes, but if I were Div.1 coach and knew my games were being televised I would at least try and keep it in check. Ol' Roy over in the DeanDome ain't much better. (since we're on the topic)