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Why We Love Sports: Long Range Buzzer Beaters

Posted by mvetack on January 14, 2011

There are only two different point values you can achieve while making a shot on a basketball court. A two pointer and a three pointer. Anything beyond that 23 foot 9 inch arch is worth 3 points. Whether it is an inch beyond that line or 50 feet, it is still 3 points. But that doesn’t mean that the excitement level is not through the roof when you back it up to the half court line. Maybe once a game a team inbounds the ball with about a second to go and has to heave a half to full court shot to try andsteal a couple more points before the quarter ends. Many times the score is not close and the basket does not make any difference in the games final tally yet everyone stands up off their seat in anticipation as the ball leaves the hands at three quarters court.

On the rare occasion that the ball clanks off the backboard and finds its way through the cylinder causing fans to explode with joy. Its as if everyone in attendance just found the winning lottery ticket in their pocket. The basket still counts as 3 but to us it is so much more. This is a H.O.R.S.E shot that we get the treat of seeing happen in an actual game. Whether its Jordan, Lebron, Love, a High Schooler or your dad, the unimportant half to full court shot is suddenly Important. For all of you who sacrifice three point percentage for entertainment and a chance at hitting the full court lottery, we thank you for giving us another reason for loving sports.

 

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Jamison is Cleveland’s Drink of Choice

Posted by mvetack on February 17, 2010

Well they had their choice and it looks like it will be Jamison instead of Amar’e for Cleveland.  This trade is definitely for the now instead of the future.  33 for Antawn and 27 for Amar’e are the most important numbers in the two possible trades for keeping LeBron down the road.  Those would be the ages of the two players in question.  Antawn should do nothing but help the Cavs chances of winning the title this year with his ability to stretch out the court with his outside game, rebound, create his own shot, and more importantly get out of LeBron’s way.  An Amar’e trade may have caused a change in offensive philosphy in cleveland and cause some temporary road bumps, but having the younger super star meant upping the chances of keeping LeBron in a Cleveland uniform for years to come.

Cleveland will part with Big Z along with his expiring contract and Cleveland’s first round pick.  Along with those two, the Wiz get, now former Clippers, Brian Skinner and Al Thornton.  The Clippers pick up likely buyout man Drew Gooden.  Also in the trade the Cavs get career underachiever Sebastian Telfair.

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