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2021-06-23 2:32:45 PM  
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2021-06-23 5:00:41 PM  
Both make great faces, but Wilbon's is what makes me replay it over and over.
 
2021-06-23 5:03:07 PM  
I think they were just waiting to see if it counted or not; some were speculating a possible goaltending call.
 
2021-06-23 5:04:07 PM  
That was an amazing play to win it. Just damn perfection on the inbound and jump timing
 
2021-06-23 5:08:59 PM  

Mithraic_bullshiat: I think they were just waiting to see if it counted or not; some were speculating a possible goaltending call.


that was my thought after it happened.

1)  "does that count?  did he beat the shot clock?"
2)  "if it beat the buzzer, and its a goaltend, the bucket counts and we win.  but, if the ball is in the cylinder, it gets waived off and we lose."

then van Gundy - I'm not enough  of an NBA fan to know all the rules - pointed out that on an inbounds pass, the offensive player can establish first contact with the ball if its in the cylinder.  "that's a basket, folks, that is not cylinder interference, we'll see what the refs say."  i didn't know that.
 
2021-06-23 5:09:50 PM  

Mithraic_bullshiat: I think they were just waiting to see if it counted or not; some were speculating a possible goaltending call.


Goaltending is not a penalty on an inbounds pass.

Either way a great reaction considering the pandemonium around them.
 
2021-06-23 5:18:52 PM  

phimuskapsi: Goaltending is not a penalty on an inbounds pass.


yeah, i just posted how I didn't know that.  and i should clarify above; had it been deemed defensive goaltending, the basket counts.  offensive goaltending ("cylinder violation" or "basket interference" is when hte offensive player messes with the ball in the rim.  i did not know that can't happen on the inbounds pass.

pretty damn smart play by the Suns and then executed to perfection.

and Booker's block!  6'2" 195lb dude blocks the, whatever, 6'8" 220lb dude perfectly to free Ayton.  What a play Monty drew up!!!!!
 
2021-06-23 5:51:09 PM  
That was a hell of a play.

A few more like that and Ricky's gonna have to nonchalantly walk past a fight in the finals.
 
2021-06-23 5:54:33 PM  

rickythepenguin: pretty damn smart play by the Suns and then executed to perfection.


If you were in the thread last night, I called the final bucket. :P 

Though I had some help from Bomani Jones suggesting that just throwing it up to Ayton is basically unstoppable, and would call it all the time.
 
2021-06-23 6:03:41 PM  
Superb play.
 
2021-06-23 6:21:36 PM  

Marbleisheavy: A few more like that and Ricky's gonna have to nonchalantly walk past a fight in the finals.


Ha!  For those may not get the joke, here you go:

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I sent the TMZ link to a few friends via text, and i had, no like, 3-4 at least write back variants of "holy shiat, i saw that on tv/online and never even noticed that was you!  dude!  that's insane!"  my mom saw it on Facebook and had to bite her tongue, "i so very, very badly wanted to reply that that's my son walking by", a friend said it's on Reddit.  hilarious.


phimuskapsi: If you were in the thread last night, I called the final bucket. :P


ha, i just checked.  that's pretty cool!  Man.  what a finish!
 
2021-06-23 6:22:26 PM  
0.3 sekundes timinskas
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2021-06-23 6:24:07 PM  
whatever is takes.
 
2021-06-23 6:27:48 PM  
Ben Simmons: Wait, you're allowed to dunk the basketball?
 
2021-06-23 6:28:20 PM  

rickythepenguin: Mithraic_bullshiat: I think they were just waiting to see if it counted or not; some were speculating a possible goaltending call.

that was my thought after it happened.

1)  "does that count?  did he beat the shot clock?"
2)  "if it beat the buzzer, and its a goaltend, the bucket counts and we win.  but, if the ball is in the cylinder, it gets waived off and we lose."

then van Gundy - I'm not enough  of an NBA fan to know all the rules - pointed out that on an inbounds pass, the offensive player can establish first contact with the ball if its in the cylinder.  "that's a basket, folks, that is not cylinder interference, we'll see what the refs say."  i didn't know that.


The only stream I could get was the skycam with no commentators. I don't know the rules well enough, either, to call it myself. I just knew that the refs were making bad calls against the Suns the entire game-I would not have been surprised if they tried to rob them in the last .8 second.
 
2021-06-23 6:35:17 PM  

Joe_diGriz: Ben Simmons: Wait, you're allowed to dunk the basketball?


oh, that's brutal.  I LOVE IT!  I have watched that play literally 20 times and it gets worse every time.  now, even if he did dunk it, there were still 3+ minutes left.  the sixers might have still gone on to lose.  but....damn.  what the hell was he thinking?


Mithraic_bullshiat: I just knew that the refs were making bad calls against the Suns the entire game-I would not have been surprised if they tried to rob them in the last .8 second.


yup.  that was a horribly officiated game.  the non-calls against the Suns, the calls the Clips did get.....i get that it's a bang-bang sport but, one call goes against you, that's gonna happen.  call after cal after call after call after call after call, doesn't pass the smell test.
 
2021-06-23 6:40:14 PM  
Anyone who has watched the NBA playoffs this year has had a similar look on their face with all the insane comebacks, but this play was spectacular... and made up for all the reviews the refs made in the last couple of minutes.
 
2021-06-23 7:03:12 PM  

swankywanky: whatever is takes.


Sort of depends on what the meaning of "is" is.

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2021-06-23 7:17:01 PM  
Anything that leaves Stephen A. speechless must be a good thing
 
2021-06-23 7:17:45 PM  

rickythepenguin: oh, that's brutal. I LOVE IT! I have watched that play literally 20 times and it gets worse every time. now, even if he did dunk it, there were still 3+ minutes left. the sixers might have still gone on to lose. but....damn. what the hell was he thinking?


He was thinking "I don't want to get fouled, and then look silly by missing free throws". So his lizard brain decided on a play that unquestionably made him look 1000x worse. But at least he didn't have to suffer the pressure and indignity of being at the foul line.
 
2021-06-23 7:44:36 PM  

Joe_diGriz: Ben Simmons: Wait, you're allowed to dunk the basketball?


Granted, a guy who takes two years to win Rookie of the Year is admittedly a little slow on the uptake.
 
2021-06-23 7:58:17 PM  

Stephen_Falken: Anything that leaves Stephen A. speechless must be a good thing


Where is the hero tag?
 
2021-06-23 8:09:20 PM  
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2021-06-23 9:11:53 PM  

Nadie_AZ: [Fark user image image 850x566]


I'm of the mind that a moment like this is only shirt worthy if they win the series. Otherwise it's a footnote to the loss.
 
2021-06-23 9:13:14 PM  

Fisty Bum: Nadie_AZ: [Fark user image image 850x566]

I'm of the mind that a moment like this is only shirt worthy if they win the series. Otherwise it's a footnote to the loss.


Agreed.
 
2021-06-23 9:38:11 PM  
So now we finally know what it takes to shut up Stephen A. Smith
 
2021-06-23 10:22:53 PM  

Nick el Ass: Anyone who has watched the NBA playoffs this year has had a similar look on their face with all the insane comebacks, but this play was spectacular... and made up for all the reviews the refs made in the last couple of minutes.


This is what I don't get though, I mean i'm pretty sure you can't just grab the opposing players jersey so you can throw them into a screen.

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Nice dunk?  Yeah.  Officiating soft during end of game?  Sure.  But Ayton pretty clearly grabs Zubac's jersey so he can throw him into Booker, giving him the room and space he needs for the dunk.

Of course it goes to show why players go to the length of flopping/committing fouls/dirty plays, because as long as it isn't called, no one really cares so much as you win.

But let's give credit to Aytons jersey grabbing, as if Booker's screen was all it took.
 
2021-06-23 11:32:41 PM  

links136: Nick el Ass: Anyone who has watched the NBA playoffs this year has had a similar look on their face with all the insane comebacks, but this play was spectacular... and made up for all the reviews the refs made in the last couple of minutes.

This is what I don't get though, I mean i'm pretty sure you can't just grab the opposing players jersey so you can throw them into a screen.

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Nice dunk?  Yeah.  Officiating soft during end of game?  Sure.  But Ayton pretty clearly grabs Zubac's jersey so he can throw him into Booker, giving him the room and space he needs for the dunk.

Of course it goes to show why players go to the length of flopping/committing fouls/dirty plays, because as long as it isn't called, no one really cares so much as you win.

But let's give credit to Aytons jersey grabbing, as if Booker's screen was all it took.


Looks like there is a little hands on action by everyone standing inside the 3 point line, and Paul George (Choke Master P) is out of position to make a play on anyone on the court. He did that shiat repeatedly over the years he played here in Indiana too.
 
2021-06-24 3:33:52 AM  

LewDux: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/NEZ5BiFF​MSo?start=136]


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3MMs​c​5q0r4
 
2021-06-24 4:50:58 AM  

Nadie_AZ: [Fark user image 850x566]


The Vvalley Oop?
Take out that extra zigzag and it looks much better.
 
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