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Video: The most heartbreaking play in basketball history?
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Posted on 03/09/2013 7:03:59 AM PST by chessplayer

With a one-point lead, 2.9 seconds to play and possession of the ball, all Hugo High School had to do was inbound the basketball and run out the clock to advance in the Oklahoma state boys’ basketball tournament.

But what followed stunned everyone.

Hugo guard Trey Johnson got confused after he received the inbounds pass and laid the ball into the wrong basket just before time expired, giving the opposing team, Millwood High, a 38-37 win Thursday night and a place in the Class 3A semifinals.


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1 posted on 03/09/2013 7:03:59 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

If your side has the ball and is leading with two seconds left, why would you even try to shoot? You hold the ball and run out the clock. Maybe you would get fouled and go to the line. BUT, you don’t try to take a shot. The boy tried to do a little showboating and got his team eliminated.


2 posted on 03/09/2013 7:08:46 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: chessplayer

3 posted on 03/09/2013 7:08:59 AM PST by fso301
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To: chessplayer

He had 5 large riding on the loss. It truly was an act of desperation.


4 posted on 03/09/2013 7:11:28 AM PST by onona (KCCO, and mind the gap)
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To: chessplayer

I’m glad I never made any embarrassing mistakes when I was a teenager.


5 posted on 03/09/2013 7:13:19 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: chessplayer

Ohhh - One second left - Dennis Johnson steps in front of the inbounds pass and dishes to Bird for the layup - CELTICS WIN!


6 posted on 03/09/2013 7:15:17 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: chessplayer

How can you get confused when there are only two baskets on the playing field? It’s not like there are two dozen baskets to choose from.

Kid better find a new school...


7 posted on 03/09/2013 7:15:55 AM PST by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: chessplayer

The class reunions will be fun for this classic goat.


8 posted on 03/09/2013 7:18:26 AM PST by metesky (Brethren, leave us go amongst them! - Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond, The Searchers)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Dumb plays happen. But scoring the winning basket for the opponent? How the hell is he going to live that down. If that was me I would transfer out of that school. The coach said all the PC crap about it only being a game and it didn’t really matter, but I bet he, and the rest of the team, and the student body, would really like to stomp the crap out of him.


9 posted on 03/09/2013 7:28:26 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Give him the Senator John McCain award for screwing over his own team above and beyond the call of duty.


10 posted on 03/09/2013 7:31:08 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: chessplayer

“Without a doubt, that’s the toughest locker room I’ve ever had to talk to,” Shanklin said.


I believe that.


11 posted on 03/09/2013 7:34:53 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Not even close, the most heartbreaking was the Gold Medal game in the 72 Olympics.


12 posted on 03/09/2013 7:39:24 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: chessplayer

"...nice going bonehead,see ya down at Booger King"

13 posted on 03/09/2013 7:39:47 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Moltke

Happened to a player when I was in hs in the mid 60s.

IIRC, our school lost the game, but I don’t recall by how many points.

The player was (and probably continued to be) razzed about that wrong-goal basket most of his life during and after high school. (IIRC, he died a few years ago.)


14 posted on 03/09/2013 7:57:59 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: chessplayer
Lotsa talk around here about this yesterday.

All the local media were quickly in agreement with one another to not publish the young man's name on the grounds that he's not a professional or college athlete, and that he's really still a kid.

One guy in particular, Dave Sittler with the Tulsa World, recalled precedent set in a state football championship when a player for Tulsa McClain high school caught a long pass, crossed the line, then stopped, celebrated, and spiked the ball... problem was "the line" was the 5 yard line, costing McClain the state championship.

I wish the national media had the same sense of decency as Mr. Sittler and the rest of our local media.

He's just a kid, and he lives in a small town in Oklahoma...

Why publish his name?

15 posted on 03/09/2013 7:58:08 AM PST by OKSooner (Godspeed, 3-D Danny.)
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To: chessplayer
Also yesterday afternoon on a certain sports radio show run by a well-known local guy with a "very" Jersey accent, it came to light that a timeout had been called just before play started, indicating that the coach had NOT given specific instructions saying "don't shoot, just dribble for a couplea seconds and we win."

No one taking any cruelty out on him today, at least not in the media. I hope he does a press conference, maybe today, and tells everyone it was really his fault for not coaching properly and to lay off the young man.

16 posted on 03/09/2013 8:02:58 AM PST by OKSooner (Godspeed, 3-D Danny.)
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To: Moltke

It’s a public school. Cut the kid a break.


17 posted on 03/09/2013 8:10:37 AM PST by onedoug
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To: chessplayer

This is why teams (especially football) should not be allowed
to run out the clock. Ever notice when the expected winners
kill the game 1 or 2 min. left on the clock hanging on for
dear life.


18 posted on 03/09/2013 8:15:59 AM PST by urtax$@work (The only kind of memorial is a Burning memorial !)
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To: urtax$@work

How would an enforceable rule be written to prevent it? I don’t think doing that would be possible.


19 posted on 03/09/2013 8:24:23 AM PST by Bob
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To: chessplayer

Chris Webber calls timeout in the NCAA championship final...
Ruh Ro.


20 posted on 03/09/2013 8:31:01 AM PST by Palio di Siena
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To: chessplayer
All this fuss over a silly high school "basketball" game.

The boy who put the ball in the wrong hoop will likely be the subject of some good-natured ribbing by his teammates for some time to come and while I'm sure they were not too happy about losing a game they should have won, they will look back at this and laugh.

Over time, this will prove to be a positive life experience for the boy. He'll have quite a story to tell his grandkids and he'll have a YouTube video to back his story up.

21 posted on 03/09/2013 8:32:37 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: chessplayer

I wonder how much playing time this kid had during the game/season.


22 posted on 03/09/2013 8:33:46 AM PST by Roccus
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To: chessplayer

I watched a game once where Virginia was 4 points up on Clemson with four seconds remaining on the clock. Virginia ended up losing by 3.


23 posted on 03/09/2013 8:48:05 AM PST by Hoodat (I stand with Rand.)
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To: dfwgator

You got that right.


24 posted on 03/09/2013 8:56:26 AM PST by Hoodat (I stand with Rand.)
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To: Psalm 73
Ohhh - One second left - Dennis Johnson steps in front of the inbounds pass and dishes to Bird for the layup - CELTICS WIN!

As a Pistons fan at the time I can't tell you how much that hurt!

25 posted on 03/09/2013 8:58:22 AM PST by DouglasKC
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To: Roccus

Nother article I read on the story on ESPN said the kid was the team’s top scorer


26 posted on 03/09/2013 8:58:28 AM PST by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: SamAdams76

He’ll have quite a story to tell his grandkids and he’ll have a YouTube video to back his story up.


Yeah, thats something to brag about to the grandkids. sarc/

The boy who put the ball in the wrong hoop will likely be the subject of some good-natured ribbing by his teammates


Good natured? Maybe. Back when I was in HS, if a player did something like that they wouldn’t dare show their face in school for at least a week. And they would never be forgiven for it.


27 posted on 03/09/2013 9:02:23 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: onona

lol


28 posted on 03/09/2013 9:03:36 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: chessplayer

Hate to be so crass but the kid was a moron—at least on that play or else the coaches are to blame somewhat too. oh well...hordes of morons elected Barry twice so there ya go.


29 posted on 03/09/2013 9:05:19 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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And now he’s the laughingstock of the entire country. The story has gone national and the video is all over youtube.


30 posted on 03/09/2013 9:10:28 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: Cowboy Bob
If your side has the ball and is leading with two seconds left, why would you even try to shoot?

I bet Pete Rose could answer that...

31 posted on 03/09/2013 9:15:41 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: chessplayer

This kid needs to change his name and appearance and move across the country - - or across the ocean.
Maybe fake his own death and start a new life somewhere.


32 posted on 03/09/2013 9:16:11 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: chessplayer

Darwin wins again.


33 posted on 03/09/2013 9:22:05 AM PST by bestintxas (Anyone who votes for Obama after these 4 miserable years needs to take a mandatory citizenship test.)
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To: chessplayer

Voice on the video...”he stupid”.


34 posted on 03/09/2013 9:22:19 AM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: chessplayer

If the kid was smart he’d transfer to the school that he scored the basket for.


35 posted on 03/09/2013 9:22:34 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: VeniVidiVici
If the kid was smart he’d transfer to the school that he scored the basket for.

If the kid was smart he wouldn't need to transfer and we wouldn't need this thread.

36 posted on 03/09/2013 9:34:46 AM PST by Senator_Blutarski
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To: VeniVidiVici

Yup. A play like that would be bad enough in the regular season,,,but in the playoffs? Yikes. If a player botches a play at the end that allows the opponent to score and win is one thing. But to actually score the winning basket for the opponent in a playoff game? Wow.


37 posted on 03/09/2013 9:37:33 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: Teacher317

I was thinkin’ he may have been a bench warmer with single digit playing time. Last game, 3 seconds left, coach figgers, “What the hey...”


38 posted on 03/09/2013 9:42:15 AM PST by Roccus
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To: chessplayer
like too??? there's better than a 50/50 chance somebody in a hoodie WILL stomp the crap out of him...
39 posted on 03/09/2013 9:43:06 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: chessplayer

To make things worse, Hugo’s opponent has won their next game in double overtime against the defending state champs. One more win and Millford is state champ.


40 posted on 03/09/2013 10:00:59 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: dfwgator

Ah, yes, “Three Seconds to Gold.” But you can’t calm that “THE most heartbreaking play.” More like several plays, if I recall, and basically amounted to cheating by referee.


41 posted on 03/09/2013 10:20:05 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: urtax$@work

That’s why they invented shot clocks, etc. You also have time outs and the ability to take the ball away. If you can’t stop them despite all that, you don’t deserve to win.


42 posted on 03/09/2013 10:23:26 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: Psalm 73
“Ohhh - One second left - Dennis Johnson steps in front of the inbounds pass and dishes to Bird for the layup - CELTICS WIN!...”

Actually, it was the other way around! Bird snatched the inbound pass and immediately hit DJ for the layup!

43 posted on 03/09/2013 10:39:30 AM PST by TRY ONE (Grab a Sword (or Gun) and Sequester!)
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To: Teacher317

If that’s the case, he was looking to add to his total.


44 posted on 03/09/2013 10:42:26 AM PST by Henri Gaudier-Brzeska
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To: TRY ONE

“Bird snatched the inbound pass and immediately hit DJ for the layup”

Thanks man - I’m getting old - I may even had it mixed up with: “Havliceck stole the ball! Havliceck stole the ball!”


45 posted on 03/09/2013 12:47:46 PM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: tflabo
Trey Johnson

He's "von" syllable away from being a SOB*

46 posted on 03/09/2013 12:50:02 PM PST by mikrofon (* Son of Barry)
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To: Psalm 73
Isiah's infamous pass to Bird. I still remember that.

Booooooooooooo.

47 posted on 03/09/2013 1:02:06 PM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: chessplayer

Hey, shouldn’t that read, “Future NBA star Trey Johnson”? ;’)


48 posted on 03/09/2013 1:55:53 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: chessplayer
I'm originally from Oklahoma, and I'm following the scores on the Daily Oklahoman website, so I know what's going on.

Yeah, Millwood's the Goliath of Oklahoma basketball, so that's why I'm rooting double hard for Okemah tonight.
49 posted on 03/09/2013 6:22:35 PM PST by Category Four (Joy, Fun, the Joke Proper, and Flippancy ... Flippancy is the best of all.)
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