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2013-01-22 08:48:56 AM
he take 4 steps or 5?
 
2013-01-22 09:05:44 AM
Nasty pass. These two teams are so entertaining to watch, and of course Golden State has such a great crowd. If they met in the playoffs, it would be a must see.
 
2013-01-22 09:43:26 AM
Not to disparage the play itself (which was awesome), but it's kind of easy to split two defenders when they're ten feet apart
 
2013-01-22 09:58:37 AM
Nice move on the layup to avoid the block by Griffin.
 
2013-01-22 10:00:59 AM

ArkAngel: Not to disparage the play itself (which was awesome), but it's kind of easy to split two defenders when they're ten feet apart


Not to disagree, but this is a brush that can paint so broadly that you could cover a stadium mural with it. Almost all SEN-SA-TION-ALLL!!! plays are because someone botched an assignment*, allowing a physically talented career athlete to use said physical talent for something a little more showy than execute a base play.

The casual fan typically enjoys high-scoring games because they feature a great many of these mistakes. A student of the game will be awed by a perfectly executed pick-and-roll being perfectly defended by perfect positioning and perfect technique. To a casual fan, perfection is boring.

*Usually on defense but sometimes it's the ref
 
2013-01-22 10:04:29 AM

IAmRight: Nice move on the layup to avoid the block by Griffin.


yeah, i liked the lay-up more than the pass. the pass was nice, but it didn't seem like he was exactly threading a needle there.
 
2013-01-22 10:15:09 AM
Dribble. Dribble. Take three steps. Dribble some more. Then pass.

If they had these rules when I was a kid the game would have been a whole lot easier.
 
2013-01-22 10:21:54 AM

Marcus Aurelius: Dribble. Dribble. Take three steps. Dribble some more. Then pass.

If they had these rules when I was a kid the game would have been a whole lot easier.


He dribbled once and didn't take three steps while carrying the ball at any point. Perhaps people just criticize the NBA because they're physically incapable of taking two steps with the ball in the air on a dribble. Sorry you're fat and slow, but it's pretty easy if you're in any sort of shape.
 
2013-01-22 10:25:37 AM

IAmRight: Marcus Aurelius: Dribble. Dribble. Take three steps. Dribble some more. Then pass.

If they had these rules when I was a kid the game would have been a whole lot easier.

He dribbled once and didn't take three steps while carrying the ball at any point. Perhaps people just criticize the NBA because they're physically incapable of taking two steps with the ball in the air on a dribble. Sorry you're fat and slow, but it's pretty easy if you're in any sort of shape.


It's got to be pretty hard to play it if you're as blind as you claim to be.
 
2013-01-22 10:27:41 AM

Marcus Aurelius: Dribble. Dribble. Take three steps. Dribble some more. Then pass.

If they had these rules when I was a kid the game would have been a whole lot easier.


I'm sorry your sixth grade gym teacher endlessly busted your chops over your abysmal dribbling skills, and later molested you in the locker room. The rest of us are just fine about how NBA games are played.
 
2013-01-22 10:28:59 AM

Marcus Aurelius: It's got to be pretty hard to play it if you're as blind as you claim to be.


I mean, literally, he has possession of the ball and bounces it once (the ball hits the ground three times in the whole clip - once before Curry collects the rebound, once when Curry dribbles it, and once on the bounce of the bounce pass). You claim at least three different dribbles. I'm the one who's blind?
 
2013-01-22 10:32:30 AM

IAmRight: Marcus Aurelius: It's got to be pretty hard to play it if you're as blind as you claim to be.

I mean, literally, he has possession of the ball and bounces it once (the ball hits the ground three times in the whole clip - once before Curry collects the rebound, once when Curry dribbles it, and once on the bounce of the bounce pass). You claim at least three different dribbles. I'm the one who's blind?


I suspect you also missed him palming the ball after he was done traveling.

It's a tough world out there when your vision is this lousy. You should maybe see an eye doctor.
 
2013-01-22 10:35:51 AM

Marcus Aurelius: It's a tough world out there when your vision is this lousy. You should maybe see an eye doctor.


Says the guy who says there was a double dribble in a play with one dribble and who thinks "palming" a pass is illegal.
 
2013-01-22 10:37:24 AM

IAmRight: Marcus Aurelius: It's a tough world out there when your vision is this lousy. You should maybe see an eye doctor.

Says the guy who says there was a double dribble in a play with one dribble and who thinks "palming" a pass is illegal.


Seeing your defensive state of denial over a simple blown call, perhaps it's not an eye doctor you need, but a mental health professional.
 
2013-01-22 10:53:56 AM
Bounce pass past a guy who was looking over his opposite shoulder... and the whole stadium jumped to their feet. Is this where the bar is set? Is there really that low of a I.Q./Creativity ratio in basketball that this passes for "Magic Johnson" highlight reel material? Is this that rare?

It's easy to fool Eric Idle Mask Ron Pearlman when he isn't even looking at the play.
 
2013-01-22 10:59:27 AM

S.A.S.Q.U.A.T.C.H.: Bounce pass past a guy who was looking over his opposite shoulder... and the whole stadium jumped to their feet. Is this where the bar is set? Is there really that low of a I.Q./Creativity ratio in basketball that this passes for "Magic Johnson" highlight reel material? Is this that rare?

It's easy to fool Eric Idle Mask Ron Pearlman when he isn't even looking at the play.


Could be that the Warriors were down 7 to start the 4th quarter and, in that six-minute run, went on a 17-6 run that put them in the lead and forced the Clippers to call a timeout to stop the bleeding. But no, I think we should ignore game situation and act as though everything was about one play.
 
2013-01-22 11:18:40 AM
A well thrown bounce pass is one of the prettiest things in sports along with a great 12-6 curveball and a well executed NHL drop pass.
 
2013-01-22 11:28:30 AM
I imagine most of the "cantankerous, middle-aged Farkers who can't stand the modern NBA" jump off their seats to yell THAT WAS A TRAVEL when the head coach simply calls a timeout, and then while watching the rare event of Ray Allen missing a free throw, shout PISTOL PETE WOULD HAVE MADE THAT while conveniently not realizing Ray Allen has a much higher career FT% than him.

The NBA is admittedly a bit far down the totem pole for me too, but damn, lighten up a little bit.
 
2013-01-22 11:31:20 AM

Anderson's Pooper: A well thrown bounce pass is one of the prettiest things in sports along with a great 12-6 curveball and a well executed NHL drop pass.


Does this play qualify? Seemed mundane to me.
 
2013-01-22 01:21:35 PM

Marcus Aurelius: IAmRight: Marcus Aurelius: It's a tough world out there when your vision is this lousy. You should maybe see an eye doctor.

Says the guy who says there was a double dribble in a play with one dribble and who thinks "palming" a pass is illegal.

Seeing your defensive state of denial over a simple blown call, perhaps it's not an eye doctor you need, but a mental health professional.


You should stop. You are incorrect.
 
2013-01-22 01:39:47 PM
ill watch it when its on youtube (just checked and didnt see it there yet). no thanks, gawker sites.
 
2013-01-22 02:38:11 PM

jst3p: Marcus Aurelius: IAmRight: Marcus Aurelius: It's a tough world out there when your vision is this lousy. You should maybe see an eye doctor.

Says the guy who says there was a double dribble in a play with one dribble and who thinks "palming" a pass is illegal.

Seeing your defensive state of denial over a simple blown call, perhaps it's not an eye doctor you need, but a mental health professional.

You should stop. You are incorrect.


The whole argument is dumb since there was an obvious traveling violation after the pass anyway. I get letting them have 2-3 steps, but that was absurd.
 
2013-01-22 02:56:49 PM

umad: jst3p: Marcus Aurelius: IAmRight: Marcus Aurelius: It's a tough world out there when your vision is this lousy. You should maybe see an eye doctor.

Says the guy who says there was a double dribble in a play with one dribble and who thinks "palming" a pass is illegal.

Seeing your defensive state of denial over a simple blown call, perhaps it's not an eye doctor you need, but a mental health professional.

You should stop. You are incorrect.

The whole argument is dumb since there was an obvious traveling violation after the pass anyway. I get letting them have 2-3 steps, but that was absurd.


I've been replaying it, it's not even that clear cut. He gathers the ball as he's taking his first two steps (arguably that second one is his "pivot"), and then takes a third before jumping. It looks like five steps in full speed, but it's not nearly as clear-cut in the replays. Curry's dribble also looks a bit like a double dribble at full speed, so I can see the confusion.

It confirms my suspicion, which is that the vast majority of people who cry about travelling never being called just can't keep up with the speed of the game these days.
 
2013-01-22 04:28:18 PM
Great to see Curry back, the Warriors are looking amazingly good this year, which is nice to see (especially with my Mavs shiatting the bed for the first part of the season).
 
2013-01-22 04:40:14 PM
You know your sports sucks when people use the word "vicious" to describe a bounce pass
 
2013-01-22 04:48:52 PM

ModernPrimitive01: You know your sports sucks when people use the word "vicious" to describe a bounce pass


Other sports have a bounce pass? You realize Tim Tebow and Donavan McNaab's bounce passes don't count, right?
 
2013-01-22 07:38:51 PM

ModernPrimitive01: You know your sports sucks when people use the word "vicious" to describe a bounce pass


Still, this thug pass is easily the top 5 thug fast break thug passes I've seen this thug season and the best thug pass I've thugging seen from thug Step Curry.

/back to watching hockey!1
 
2013-01-22 07:51:19 PM
Full Court bounce pass

and because I think Lebron is just a ridiculous player, some more of his passing highlights

Seriously though, I agree with the people above who love his adjustment on the layup. Way to know where the defense was going to come!
 
2013-01-22 07:53:40 PM
If you defend that travelling, then you might as well just endorse not dribbling at all. Or do it like Aussie rules football. Seriously, the guy that caught it shuffled his feet four or five times. At what point do they just stop calling it all together?
 
2013-01-22 09:06:11 PM

Fallout Boy: ModernPrimitive01: You know your sports sucks when people use the word "vicious" to describe a bounce pass

Still, this thug pass is easily the top 5 thug fast break thug passes I've seen this thug season and the best thug pass I've thugging seen from thug Step Curry.

/back to watching hockey!1


You mean thug puck?
 
2013-01-22 09:18:22 PM

umad: jst3p: Marcus Aurelius: IAmRight: Marcus Aurelius: It's a tough world out there when your vision is this lousy. You should maybe see an eye doctor.

Says the guy who says there was a double dribble in a play with one dribble and who thinks "palming" a pass is illegal.

Seeing your defensive state of denial over a simple blown call, perhaps it's not an eye doctor you need, but a mental health professional.

You should stop. You are incorrect.

The whole argument is dumb since there was an obvious traveling violation after the pass anyway. I get letting them have 2-3 steps, but that was absurd.


This ^^
 
2013-01-23 01:22:23 AM

Q314: he take 4 steps or 5?


He took the extra steps before he caught the ball
 
2013-01-23 01:24:54 AM

Marcus Aurelius: Dribble. Dribble. Take three steps. Dribble some more. Then pass.

If they had these rules when I was a kid the game would have been a whole lot easier.


Um, nobody traveled in that video
 
2013-01-23 01:29:40 AM

FLMountainMan: If you defend that travelling, then you might as well just endorse not dribbling at all. Or do it like Aussie rules football. Seriously, the guy that caught it shuffled his feet four or five times. At what point do they just stop calling it all together?


He shuffled his feet before he caught the ball, moron
 
2013-01-23 02:07:09 PM
in the video i saw, he didnt really have control of the ball for 2 of those steps. its close and easy to say its a walk but on slow-mo its kind of iffy.
 
2013-01-23 03:28:23 PM

The Flexecutioner: in the video i saw, he didnt really have control of the ball for 2 of those steps. its close and easy to say its a walk but on slow-mo its kind of iffy.


Any cool NBA play posted on this site has a bunch of people that don't know the rules complaining about traveling.
 
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