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High School Star LaMelo Ball Gets Blocked on Jumper from Half Court

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posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 10:07 PM

Remember when he called his shot from half court and buried it last month? On Friday, the sophomore—who committed to UCLA when he was 13—tried to bomb another one.

It got blocked.

Ball tried to mimic his original viral shot, but point guard Miles Oliver was all over it.

The youngest of the Ball brothers redeemed himself with a silky-smooth, no-look pass later in the game as Chino Hills defeated Etiwanda 72-67.


We're talking about a high school sophomore who is attempting to do something that I've never seen an NBA player attempt. Even if he's a "good" shooter from half court, it's only something that you do in desperation situations. Your team should be able to get a better shot than that 99.9% of the time.

I believe this example encapsulates a lot of problems with American culture. This high school basketball player probably was so excited about his sudden fame because he made his first casual half court shot, he wanted to experience it again. He was playing in a very close game that his team only won by five points. He was willing to possibly sacrifice the game for a chance at a viral video.

Does this say something about Millennial culture? When in history has a high school sophomore ever felt that they could regularly do something that top professionals don't even attempt?
edit on 17-1-2017 by Profusion because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 10:29 PM
When in history has some high school guy felt he could do something pros can't?

Every single time since high school exists, then their hopes and dreams are crushed when they try and fail, and when they are back in the real world they never try again, it's called learning...
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posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 10:30 PM
Now Miles Oliver gets to shine hahaha.

Whats next he's going to do a granny throw from full court?
I might watch that actually.
edit on 17-1-2017 by Lysergic because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 07:07 AM
a reply to: Profusion

Did they win the game?

Was he not instrumental in making that happen? You will note that the failure of his shot did not wind up with the opposing team having possession of the ball, it having fallen to one of his team mates after being blocked. Do we know what the outcome of the resulting play was?

A wise man once said, that you have to know your limitations. The way a person learns what those limitations are, is by exploring the outer realms of their abilities. Without the freedom to do that, one cannot learn anything worth knowing about oneself.

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