Intentionally Running Out The Clock When Your Team Is Losing Is A Bad Strategy

11.29.16 2 weeks ago

Every athlete commits mistakes at one time or another, but this one is especially bad.

The situation: Brown and Bryant are in the closing seconds of a super tight game. A Bryant player hit a three to put his team ahead by one, but Brown just came back down the court and took the lead back with a layup. Normally, the standard operating procedure here is pretty easy, as Bryant would try to go down the court and score a game-winning basket.

Unfortunately, there was a problem. The Bryant player who got the ball in his hands after the inbound thought his team was ahead. So instead of aggressively trying to push the ball up the court, he kind of just dibbled around looking like he was expecting someone to foul him. To completely waste the clock, he threw the ball in the air right as time was expiring. It was such a terrible mental error that he didn’t even know what was going on.

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