So last night, this happened.
Even before this ridiculousness, I was wondering whether Manu Ginobili is married. How annoying would it be to be married to Manu Ginobili? I mean, I’m sure Manu Ginobili lives in a much larger house than I do. But, like, Ben and I are always bumping into each other, in the kitchen, or our one little tiny bathroom, or wherever. Imagine being at home and bumping into Manu Ginobili in the kitchen. You’d, like, barely touch him and he’d jump into the air and then violently hurl his body to the ground while looking at you and any bystanders wearing striped apparel as if you just killed his dog. Flopping is so much a part of the identity of Manu Ginobili I’m not sure he can turn it off when he’s not on the court. It’s too bad the powers that be of the NBA are so in love with him.
I’m enjoying Scott Hastings’s tweets on the subject:
Wow! 28 yrs and its the first time I’ve seen a home team lose a game on a charge made basket! Horrible! Horrible! Call
Let me just say this about last nights play! If u want to get technical u can find a way to call the play a charge! …
U can call it a block. But calling charge on the home team on a bang bang play that decides the game I have never seen before! Seen it
Called on road team, seen shot missed and free throws seen no call missed shot seen no call made shot! Never charge basket goes in no good!
Its a swallow the whistle play! Always has should always be! But I’m sure espn and other paper pushers wil disagree! And if it happens on
The road against denver ok! 1 question, does lebron wade kobe durant pierce novitski on same exact play get called for a charge? Y/N maybe?