by Micah Hart
The NBA’s rules are too rigid. There should be room for interpretation — the kind of interpretation that gives Gilbert Arenas credit for making a shot of this difficulty. You know the expression announcers use all the time, “If he tried that 100 times he wouldn’t make it again?” Can we actually get Gilbert to give that a go? I have a feeling he’d actually come through on a few of them.
The best part of this video? Look how upset Gilbert is. I don’t even think it’s because he doesn’t know the rule that says a ball that hits off the shot clock is immediately dead — I think he just believes he should get an exception.