Nate Fools Rudy Gay But Not Refs

by Zettler Clay IV

Score one for the little man’s attempt to democratize the jump ball playing field.

Last night, Nate Robinson, he of 5-foot-9, encountered a jump ball scenario with Rudy Gay, he who is about a foot taller and can really jump. So what’s a man to do with such a disadvantage?
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Was this thought of on the fly or premeditated? Does it matter? Either way, it’s something I’ve never seen before. The refs were more prepared (though not less amused, I imagine), immediately ruling his play illegal on the grounds that two people must actually jump for the ball in tip offs.

Too bad this guy wasn’t the lead official.

3 Comments

  1. ShortmanSyndromeSurvivor says:

    nice! so if he does a mini hop (enough to juuust get off the ground) then does this manuever again–alls fair play, right ref? Lil innovator!

  2. joe says:

    the way i remember the rule book, the jumper is not allowed to grab the tip off so nate would have been ruled illegal in any case..

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