Posts Tagged ‘jump ball’

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.