Follow up: The Adam Bonefeste Theory of Basketball Endgame
There are often times when I watch televised sports and wonder how great sports could be if only coaches and players read SpreeGoogs. This blog is always suggesting new ways to improve the games, and it was really only a matter of time before someone important took it seriously.
Thankfully, the wait is over. It looks like Kobe Bryant or Mike Brown or someone at the Lakers has been doing some SpreeGoogling lately, because the Adam Bonefeste Theory of Basketball Endgame certainly paid some dividends against the Clippers last night. Here’s the video:
In case you’ve forgotten, the idea is that every basketball team should appoint the last guy off the bench to practice desperation half- to full-court heaves so when the team needs it, that player can take the shot. You’ll notice in the video that Pau Gasol and Kobe are on the court, but the play is definitely set up for Darius Morris.
Morris had played in only two of 13 games for the Lakers this year and had only taken a handful of shots. When the shot goes in, you’ll see that the Clippers dropped two men deep to cover the hail mary to Kobe, allowing Morris plenty of room to get the ball, take a dribble and get up a half-contested shot from a few steps behind midcourt.
SpreeGoogs works, people.