Few nights ago Jimmer Fredette of the New York Knicks attempted a running three-pointer at the buzzer against the Portland Trailblazers. Meyers Leonard took exception to the shot and fouled him.
Later that night Leonard apologized.
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Why am I bringing this up?
There seems to be an unwritten rule in basketball at the end of the game the team leading (by a comfortable margin) should dribble the ball out and not shoot. Granted the game is out of reach. Some say it’s “showing the other team up.”
For years I thought that was the right thing to do. I have seen teams take shot-clock violations holding the ball.
My stance has changed.
This season I ordered my team to hold the ball and let the clock run down. We were in front and about to win. No need to score, right?
My player made a pass, the opposing team stole the ball and went down and scored.
This is one of those “he has a philosophy” and “they have a philosophy.”
What should we do?