IAmRight: PowerSlacker: We're in a dumb Fark thread talking about it and the guy got a whole lot of free publicity for being the best cherrypicker in the history of basketball.Other point - if he's cherrypicking, why the hell doesn't the other team just have someone hang back on D?/and no, keeping a cherrypicker down at one end is not basketball. Neither is Hack-a-Shaq type bullsh*t.
PowerSlacker: We're in a dumb Fark thread talking about it and the guy got a whole lot of free publicity for being the best cherrypicker in the history of basketball.
hugram: 138 pts in a D-III game is very impressive... in fact, it is a record...
semiotix: I realize I sound like a huge Grinnell fanboy, but what makes this so much fun is that it's NOT infallible, any more than the West Coast offense in football, or putting the shift on in baseball. It just can't be beaten by doing the usual, obvious things. Any halfway decent team that's remotely in their league physically (and these are not exactly huge guys) can beat them, IF AND ONLY IF they can adapt. But it's kind of amazing how resistant teams are to trying.
hugram: PowerSlacker: We're in a dumb Fark thread talking about it and the guy got a whole lot of free publicity for being the best cherrypicker in the history of basketball.The highlights on ESPN shows him knocking down three pointers left and right on people's faces. Catch and shoot, dribble and shoot, etc. and also going to the paint and pulling up for short jump shots, etc.Give credit where credit is due... 138 points is 138 points. The kid has a nice jump shot. / He might be a bench warmer at a D-I school but still, 138 pts in a D-III game is very impressive... in fact, it is a record...
IAmRight: There's really nothing fun about racking up a ton of points on someone who can't stop you (unless they were talking a LOT of sh*t).
FLMountainMan: SlothB77: hugram: but I once scored 41 points in a game. This was a while back and it was in a very competitive park league.first, 41 points in your random town's park league does not sound particularly impressive.second, i think this is more of a CSB than a 26 minutes.Something tells me you don't know a lot about basketball.
you have pee hands: Is he beating teams with more talent, or does he just have a sure-fire way to beat teams with inferior athletes?
koreanbobcat: I went to Grinnell (class of '07). Nice to see the basketball team on fark.
The Muthaship: WWJD? He'd zone press, and run the 4 corners on offense next year.
Mike_LowELL: Lol. Another college basketball player who could destroy those NBA thugs who don't pass the ball. It's pretty sad that there are Division III teams that could beat NBA teams, because college basketball players practice their fundamentals and have heart, which is something those NBA thugs don't have.
What_Would_Jimi_Do: so this kid scored 138 points. the team only had 22 assists. he shot the ball 108 times from the field, 7 out of 10 from the free throw line.he averaged 2.7 attempts per minute. that is just stupid.
carnifex2005: What_Would_Jimi_Do: so this kid scored 138 points. the team only had 22 assists. he shot the ball 108 times from the field, 7 out of 10 from the free throw line.he averaged 2.7 attempts per minute. that is just stupid.I just read the Deadspin article about it. The record, the coach and that team is a disgrace.
beerrun: You don't want the score run up on you?Stop them.
IAmRight: Gunny Highway: I have been on the receiving on of assbeating that make the Grinell/Faith Baptist game look tight. I never felt disrespected, never wanted to break anyone's arm, and never felt any ill will towards the guys on the other team.If someone's up that much and is trying to press and steal, there's no question they're getting fouled HARD until they feel like stopping. You want to run it up, fine, run it up. But you're going to run it up on the free throw line and you're going to run it up through some pain. You don't respect the sportsmanship of not running the score up, I don't feel bad about ignoring sportsmanship of not intentionally fouling you.I've only had to hard foul people intentionally a couple times; once because of an incident like this (Marine Corps rec league, the team we were facing had scored 80 on everyone else all season and they only had 72 against us with 30 seconds left, so they were pressing and getting layups despite being up about 30 - my only regret is that I didn't foul harder), once because the dumbass ref didn't call my teammate's intentional foul to get the clock stopped at the end of a close game. Then I got an extra T for yelling at the ref "If you called the first one, I wouldn't have had to foul him that hard."Basically, you can tell who played pickup ball/street ball and who played indoor ball protected by refs - try styling on people over and over in street ball and you're getting your ass KTFO./f*ck playing with refs//also, f*ck whiny b*tches who pretend pickup games are NBA games and any contact of them is a foulrugman11: In this case, I'm willing to call bad sportsmanship because they were explicitly playing outside of their system. "The system" calls for all the players to be subbed out every time there's a whistle. Their top player last year averaged less than 21 min/game and they had 12 players average at least 10 min/game. Instead, in this game, they left one guy out there for 36 minutes, taking most of their shots, specifically so he could set the record.This. It's not a problem to score that much, per se, but it is when you're doing it outside of the system in order to inflate someone's stats./damn Christian schools frowning on hard fouls
Krustofsky: Gunny Highway: Lost in all of this is David Larson of Faith Baptist.He was 34-44 with 70 points. That is some damn fine shooting.Box ScoreThat really sucks to score 70 in a game and not be noticed. And 34-44, that's awesome.
Dafatone: There are reasons that this record is silly, most obviously the opponent. "Wah, I don't like the way they play!" or "One player took too many shots!" aren't good reasons.
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