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|Mar-25-17|| ||HeMateMe: Jo Noah has been suspended 20 games for PEDs. He's averaging 5 ppg. I guess he was a suspect, with that sort of dominating performance. One reader looked at Noah's games played this year and computed that he's getting $84,000/basket, with his $18M/yr salary.|
|Mar-25-17|| ||plang: <One reader looked at Noah's games played this year and computed that he's getting $84,000/basket, with his $18M/yr salary.>|
|Mar-25-17|| ||HeMateMe: phil Jax made a move, just to make a move, and is now paying the price.|
We also carried Allen Houston for several years, long term contract, though he could no longer play basketball. But Houston's case is more understandable. I think he was healthy when signed, and was one of the game's best pure shooters. Bad luck. We also had Larry Johnson for several years when back injuries had made him an ordinary player. Another long term, guaranteed contract.
Jo? Well, he has always tried hard...
|Mar-25-17|| ||HeMateMe: Alonzo ball makes it official, "one and done."
I wish Wooden would have seen one more Bruins national championship, in his lifetime.
|Mar-25-17|| ||HeMateMe: UCLA gets whacked twice in 24 hours. The lady bruins knocked out by UConn. very tough team though, they hung in with the Huskies through the end of the first half. Big physical team. 110-0.|
Next up: The Mighty Ducks of Oregon!
|Mar-25-17|| ||saffuna: <UCLA gets whacked twice in 24 hours. The lady bruins knocked out by UConn. very tough team though, they hung in with the Huskies through the end of the first half. Big physical team. 110-0.>|
Actually UConn smoked 'em in the first half, then the second half was even.
|Mar-25-17|| ||HeMateMe: oh, ok. I saw the score middle of the third, UConn was up by 12. I figured they pulled away with an early 3rd quarter run. Geno said "my guys got tired in the 4th quarter." I think they went 5 minutes without scoring. UCLA really did a good job pushing the ball, fearless.|
|Mar-25-17|| ||plang: At the end of the 1st half a Xavier player fighting for an offensive rebound bounced the ball hard off the court - it went up in the air and dropped into the basket - I'm sure that has happened though I don't remember seeing it.|
|Mar-25-17|| ||saffuna: That brings up a questions:
Say a defensive player had grabbed the ball as it came down toward the basket (still outside the cylinder)? Goaltending?
When is a free throw completed? Can a player bounce it in?
|Mar-25-17|| ||plang: Speaking of free throws - Rick Barry's son plays for Florida and shoots his free throws underhanded just like his Dad.|
|Mar-25-17|| ||plang: Gonzaga finally makes a Final 4.
West coast basketball lives.
|Mar-25-17|| ||HeMateMe: I couldn't believe the Rick Barry's kid story at first [How many damn sons does he HAVE?] Then, the story mentions a new wife, different than his other 3 or 4 kids, who ALL played in the NBA. This one is the only kid who shoots underhanded. kid majors in nuclear engineering. He won't make the NBA, but he's having fun.|
SI did note that Barry Sr. (age 70) went out to the free throw line for the photo shoot, and shot the obligatory FTs. I think they said he made 7/10, including two with his eyes closed. Then, he played the kid a game of P-I-G and smoked him 3-0.
Rick Barry always had great vision, he just sometimes had trouble seeing his teammates.
|Mar-25-17|| ||Bobsterman3000: <When is a free throw completed? Can a player bounce it in?>|
On a free throw ball has to hit rim first, and only rim.
Anything else and shot is forfeited by offense/waved off. Otherwise you could slam if off the backboard somewhere.
|Mar-25-17|| ||Bobsterman3000: <Say a defensive player had grabbed the ball as it came down toward the basket (still outside the cylinder)? Goaltending?>|
I don't believe that would be goaltending, as the referees are instructed to call that only on an intended shot.
For instance, if a defender swats away a ball that is above the cylinder but got there by clearly intended as an alley oop (which is a pass) that is not called for goaltending.
|Mar-25-17|| ||Bobsterman3000: Here's Darko Milicic slapping a ball into wrong basket when he was in a jumpball:|
Apparently, the basket counted.
|Mar-25-17|| ||WannaBe: < Bobsterman3000: <When is a free throw completed? Can a player bounce it in?>|
On a free throw ball has to hit rim first, and only rim. >
Not quite, you are allowed to bank it in. There's no "hit rim first, and only rim." under section 9 of the rule.
|Mar-25-17|| ||WannaBe: Here are some more info that I gathered on google...|
The shooter of the free throw, may not step over the (free throw) line until the ball have at least hit the board, and/or rim.
If the free throw does not hit the rim, (unless it goes in cleanly), it is not valid. We've seen many times on an intentional miss, and you can't just throw the ball at the board and hope it comes back to you (the shooter).
|Mar-25-17|| ||plang: Oregon going to first Final 4 since the first NCAA tournament in 1939 when they won the title|
|Mar-25-17|| ||HeMateMe: The Lady Ducks too, if they beat UConn Monday night. That's a big "if," though...|
|Mar-26-17|| ||WannaBe: Wow, just saw the final score of WAS@CLE, have them Cavs fired head coach, yet?|
Cavs are at San Antonio Monday, maybe it is time (again) to rest some players, especially K. Irving who shot a marvelous 8-23. Might want to ice that elbow down...
Boston is now behind by half a game, but one more in the L column, head-to-head game vs CLE April 5th, (which Cavs host ORL on the 4th, then goes to BOS for second game of the back-to-back).
Gonna be mighty in'r'resting.
|Mar-26-17|| ||plang: You would think the Cavaliers might want to practice playing defense a little before the Playoffs begin.|
I don't think they are that worried about whether they are the #1 seed in the East or not.
|Mar-26-17|| ||tamar: "We've got to hold back. We can't show our hand early because ... these are some good teams and we don't want them to be able to come into a series and be able to adjust to what we do. We just have to be able to play our normal defense until we get there and then we will see what happens." Tyronn Lue http://www.cleveland.com/cavs/index...|
|Mar-26-17|| ||WannaBe: Keep forgetting to post this, <LAST> week's Simpsons, had Adam Silver doing a two line cameo.|
It also had a minor poking at PHI 76ers. Very cute. =))
|Mar-26-17|| ||WannaBe: South Carolina!!|
|Mar-26-17|| ||plang: South Carolina is one, tough, physical team (just like their Coach). I think they only took one 3 pointer in the 2nd half. Thet just beat up Florida in the paint.|
Thornhill, the SEC player of the year, is a bull.
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