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The Willis Reed thing

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by poindexter, May 8, 2011.

  1. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Its been played out big time. Fuck if I don't see some reference to it every year.

    Every time a player needs to go to the locker room, no need to pull out the old footage. You've cheapened what was probably a great moment.

    And I'm looking square at you, espn, you jackasses.
     
  2. NickMordo

    NickMordo Active Member

    Agreed.
     
  3. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    And one!
     
  4. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    I'm surprised ESPN trots it out since it happened before ESPN began. But it probably gets a pass in Bristol because it involved a New York team.
     
  5. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Didn't Willis Reed have a completely shitty game?
     
  6. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    If you're asking that, you don't understand what the Willis Reed thing actually was.
     
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I love seeing it because I imagine the stat-heads look at it and their heads just about explode at the embrace of such puffery as inspiration, emotion and grit. "Four points OMG WTF?!?!?!?!"
     
  8. Scored the first two baskets of the game, as I recall.
     
  9. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    I would think you imagine wrong.
     
  10. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    It had a bit more to do with Walt Frazier scoring 22 points in the first half as the Knicks took a 27-point halftime lead on his way to a near triple-double, 36-7-19 (mainly "guarded" by his college teammate Dick Garrett).

    Wilt's 1-11 free throw shooting performance in that game deserves special mention in the Hall of What The Fuck.

    Although he did have 21 points (10-16 from the field) and 24 rebounds, so he wasn't totally tanking it.

    Amusingly, the Lakers' FG shooting of 38-83 (.458) would be a pretty decent percentage today.
     
  11. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    This is one of those times where I miss spnited.
     
  12. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Wilt?

    Come up small?

    In a big spot?

    Nah. Never happen.
     
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