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Fail. First off, no one knows if he would have gotten hurt, including you. You can get hurt a variety of ways coming down from that high without body control, not just if someone is right under you.
Secondly, it's about intent. Hang on the rim TO PREVENT injury (doesn't matter if you were actually going to be injured, because as I said, who knows?). It was clear he was doing it to protect himsel, and I don't understand how it's even being questioned by anyone.
This post was edited by MossCat15 2 years ago
This! Its not about looking at a replay and determing whether or not the player was going to be hurt. Its all about if the player might have thought he was going to be hurt or wasn't aware of his surroundings. Bottom line like I said earlier these refs should know AD's demeanor by now. He doesn't talk smack, he doesn't show off, he just plays the game. He goes about it with one of the best demeanors I've ever seen on a young player. So given all the circumstances it was a terrible call.
Definitely a bad call. Davis always gets his balance and the heads back down the floor-never yells or stares anybody down. He does no showboating of any kind when hanging on the rim or after he hits the floor-just plays the game correctly and goes about his business. These refs, just like too many players-have been on the playground too long!
I was in a mild state of disbelief when it was called too, and even my son was amazed that the refs called it. Clearly a bad call, one the ref just muffed for whatever reason. But then it wouldn't be an NCAA Tournament game without the refs bumbling somehow.........
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