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Breakdown Of The Infamous In-bound Play

Let’s take this thing frame by frame and open some fresh wounds.

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It’s time to look at this thing and just parse through it a little bit. Sorry in advance for the bad pictures I draw on the screen shots, I’m not an artist.


INITIAL IN-BOUND SET-UP

Okie dokie let’s start. Here’s how the play is set up. You’ve got Sam Hauser on Mitch Ballock, Joe Chartouny on Ty-Shon Alexander, Markus Howard on Davion Mintz, (out of frame) Joey Hauser on Martin Krampelj, and Theo John defending Connor Cashaw trying to in-bound the ball.

FIRST MOVEMENT

Okay so here it appears that Ballock is going to drag his defender over with Alexander setting a false pick to burst off the edge. Mintz is going to break directly toward the ball. Krampelj is floating somewhere. Theo John is jumping up and down in front of Cashaw, who is firmly planted deep in the baseline.

MORE DEVELOPMENT

Alexander has broken free, is open and within Cashaw’s field of view. Ballock is breaking away while Mintz attempts to break toward the baseline, defender in tow. Krampelj is floating off screen.

CASHAW MAKES UP HIS MIND TO BECOME JOE MONTANA

At this point Cashaw has turned his body completely. Alexander is wide open. Mintz has come free. It’s a split second decision, but Cashaw has made up his mind to throw this ball deep to Krampelj, who is covered by Joey Hauser.

GO DEEP, MARTIN!

Cashaw releases the ball despite four bodies with limbs huddled to his left. John lunges in the air; a tipped pass or a pass off of John’s body likely results in another out of bounds or time expiration with no consequence.

500!!

Hauser and Krampelj are tangled up in a heap. Hauser has positioning; he’s going to leap from where he stands. Krampelj, who apparently can see the ball, will flip to the other side of Hauser instead of getting deeper down court. If Hauser gets the ball; OH WELL!

why did you do this

OH SHIT!

Hauser’s voodoo trick worked and Krampelj gives up on the ball, likely assuming that Hauser potentially touched it? Maybe? Anyways, he just hangs out here for a hot sec until Coach Mac starts yelling at him and running down toward the ball.

SAD TROMBONE / PRICE IS RIGHT WRONG SONG

Uhh, well okay. Good thing they didn’t tie the game on their in bound ha ha oh wait.

LET’S WATCH IT ON A LOOP!

COOL!