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I have a question/situation and really can't ever figure out the answer to. Basketball scenario: Red team has ball towards the end of the quarter/half. Doesn't matter what the score is, there are 37, 42, 46 seconds left, whatever, and they lolipop and slow dribble the ball down court, trying to pick a spot and get a good shot. All of a sudden now there's less than 25 seconds to go and they finally put up a shot. Now, make it or not, more than likely they are not going to get the ball again as the green team gets the ball with 20-25 seconds left and slow dribble for the last shot.
What I can't understand is why don't they (Red team)run the hell out of the court and put up a shot within the first 10-12 seconds or so. Maybe it's not going to be a great look, but they will see the ball again, giving them an automatic 2 possessions to 1.
You see it every game...........and I do mean pretty much every game. I haven't seen a coach exploit this situation on a steady basis yet. Since I am a doofus just sitting in front of the TV and million dollar coaches are running the team(s), WTF am I missing here??
Never, ever criticize someone until you have walked a mile in their shoes........for at that point they will be a mile away. And you'll have their shoes !
Some "players" are in tune to it more so than coaches, I think. Kobe Bryant comes to mind, he's usually pretty aware of it. Of course, what's more important.... one good look, or potentially two bad ones? If you take a less than high percentage, contested shot, miss, get scored on, then get the ball back with less than 10 seconds, you'll most likely get another bad look. I guess it depends on the situation, and what presents itself.
I must be gettin' old... I still think baseball is cool.