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Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by basketbills, Jun 11, 2011.
Ask 100 coaches and 100 of them would tell Sheed to stay on Horry.
Yup. That's all I was thinking about during the stoppage before that play. "Don't give up a 3.... don't give up a 3.... don't give up a three... WTF?!?!?!??!?!?!"
NO WAY. WAAAY too risky, as the proof shows. Play tight, man-up D. Don't give up ANY open looks. If they hit a circus shot, so be it. But do NOT leave your man - especially a guy that is shooting lights out and who's nickname is BIG SHOT BOB - wide open for a game winning three pointer!
Alright, he blew it. But only cause its you guys. If it was Tate and Dett or Rasc, I give them...I'd make them...heads spin.
You know it's an obvious situation if the hockey guy even understands it....
That's what a lot of concussions will do to you.
Monday morning quarterbacking is bad enough, but 6 years later quarterbacking??? Sheed left his man on purpose. It was a quickly calculated decision. Sheed was competitive, smart, and a great defender. The fog of war got him.
Hardly. I was saying the exact same thing to my TV BEFORE the play ever started. DO NOT LEAVE ANYONE OPEN FOR A 3! I have no doubt that he left his man on purpose. He was clearly trying to trap Manu in the corner. It was just a really bad decision. I don't hate him for it, but I don't have to like it either.
If you watch the entire game again, you'll probably find similar defensive maneuvers by players on the Pistons, including Sheed. When they happen earlier in the game, they get fogotten, and when they happen late, they go down in history.
Exactly correct....and that stupid plays goes down in history!
Of course, but that's the way it goes. No one is perfect. But, the closer the game is, the later into the game you are, the more magnified every mistake is. Sheed may have made less mistakes than every other Piston in that game. But he made the biggest one and the one the only one that everyone will remember. When you're up by 2 points, with 5 seconds left, coming out of a timeout, that can't happen.
I will remember that moment for the rest of my life. As I watched him leave Horry, I just screamed "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!" There was not a doubt in my mind that Manu was going to get the ball to Horry. There was not a doubt in my mind that Horry would knock down that shot. There was not a doubt in my mind that the Spurs would win that game. There was not a doubt in my mind that the Pistons would lose that series. In my mind, all of those things were inevitable as soon as he tried to double Manu. It's just a gut punch everytime I think about that game.
Let's not forget the others that left Horry alone for series winners. At least 4. Yet I remember one series he missed the last shot and his team went home.
Yeah, 2003 against the Spurs as a Laker. Missed a game winning 3 that would have sent LA home 3-2, in search of a 4th straight title. Instead, the shot rimmed out and LA got steamrolled the next game.
BTW, terrible, tragic news about Robert Horry. His 17 year old daughter just passed away. Condolences to Horry and his family. What a terrible thing for a father to go through. Horry's daughter dies after long illness - NBA - Yahoo! Sports
Man, that's horrible. I have a daughter and just could not image going through that. I'm getting misty eyed just thinking about it. My hearfelt condolences to their entire family.
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