Thursday, February 5, 2015

Miami Heat duplicate a play I remember from 5th grade

This is a true story that actually happened to me, not a Good Will Hunting "It's an effing joke, it works better if I tell it in the first person" type of thing.

I remember a play in my 5th grade basketball league where my team's point guard retrieved the ball after our opponents had just scored.  He handed it to me to inbound back to him.

But, what neither of us thought about was that in the process he was inbounding it to me, so when I stepped out of bounds to pass it to him the ref blew the whistle for a turnover.  The entire exchange looked very much like this:

Luckily for us, it was just a meaningless 5th grade rec league game, not the final minute of an NBA contest that the Miami Heat ended up losing by one point (pictured above).


  1. Hilarious. wait til my Sherm Douglas WTHHT and the mention of my 8th grade basketball game ball-fake. coming in August to Celticslife

  2. I was never able to get good at the 12-foot Sherm Douglas finger roll...

  3. It was more of a floater or a tear-drop I'd have to say than a finger roll. Sherm was fun to watch


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