For those keeping score at home, THIS is the guy who had the Bulls' season on the line.  (Photo courtesy Dan B. from the 11/24/2010 edition of Bawful After Dark)


So the Orlando Magic, they of the missed playoff free throw variety, have been done for a few days.

Never fear, for our fill of free throw fail was provided by...


lacktion artist Omer Asik...

and...


nearly-hero Al Horford of the Hawks, whose momentary lapse of concentration (seen at 2:44 of the above clip) bailed Marquis Daniels and the Celtics out!  Woops.

The Association: where charity stripe hijinks deciding not one, but TWO playoff series happens!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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33 Comments:
Anonymous Stockton said...
That Celt's fast break was amazing. How many steps are allowed in the nba these days?

Blogger kazam92 said...
Atlanta, as a team, is pretty pitiful for lack of a better word, but I felt they had 2-3 calls that killed them late. Johnson was hacked by Pierce, but ok playoff ball. The issue I had was that Horford only got a two shot foul when Marquis Daniels fouled him before the inbounds in my opinion. Should've been two shots and the ball


But whatevers. T-Mac was on that team so it would be physically impossible to advance anyways

Blogger chris said...
How many steps are allowed in the nba these days?

Isn't the crab dribble legal these days?

Blogger gregsgourmet said...
Tracy McGrady STILL has never played in the second round of the playoffs.

Blogger Catfish Hunter said...
After watching those free throw fails, is there any way that David Stern even lets Game 7 of DEN-LAL be that close in crunch time?

Anonymous Silvio said...
Real question is: how amidst all good Bulls shooters (Rip Hamilton, Kyle Korver, to name some) Bulls managed to let Omer Asik be one that is fouled?

Anonymous Czernobog said...
Ooh, a Pau Gasol playoff spotting!

Blogger Wormboy said...
Vince Carter in playoffs this year: PER 6.6, WS -0.2

Tracy McGrady in playoffs this year: PER 6.9, WS -0.1

I nominate the mail-it-in cousins as the most Bawful act of the first round! And given the close margin of every Dallas game, can we agree that InVinceable cost the Mavs at least a couple of games? It is also a joy to a bawful fan to see how puffy and out of shape each of them looked.



And hats off to a Denver team playing a clearly superior but mostly sleepwalking Lakers team. The Lakers woke up last night. And can we note how dominant the Lakers bigs were when Kobe and the good sense to create instead of being a black hole?

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Is there a lockout at Basketbawful Towers or something?

What the fuck's happened to this once great place?!

Anonymous Naz said...
Ron Artest says he's never going to shake James Harden's hand because "He's a sub, I only shake the hands of starters"


ahahahahaha oh man


The Lakers upcoming sweep aside, Lebron wins his 3rd MVP award. :)

Anonymous Sam said...
There's an epic shot of mid-air man love on NBA's front page with the tagline Faried finishes strong.

Anonymous Sam said...
There's an epic shot of mid-air man love on NBA's front page with the tagline Faried finishes strong.

Anonymous Barry said...
Man, I hope Artest gets ruined by Durant in that OKC series. He's not exactly apologetic or classy about nearly lobotomizing Harden.

I couldn't take the Lakers smugness for another round. I like to imagine how I would like them without Kobe there, but the balance is still negative with Artest, Barnes and Bynum there.

Blogger Wormboy said...
I am lamenting the decline and fall of Basketbawful. Why am I coming here, again?


Thought #1:
I, too, am praying for a Zombies sweep of the Deserts here. Sadly, two factors make that unlikely. 1) Lakers have their twin towers, and those guys going off will win one or two games against anybody, provided that Kobe doesn't hog the ball and keep it from them. 2) The NBA is REALLY afraid of small market teams and the consequent ratings hit. OKC-SA WCF, anybody? I predict a strong officiating advantage for the Lakers, like that 1st round game where Bynum was allowed to do a lane zone for the entire game, and thus get a record number of blocks. Still, the Zombies are far better and will prevail in 6 or 7.


Thought #2:
Rondo at his best:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKbPZx7MJf8

Look, I know the guy is a bit of a dick. But frankly I players to have swagger and not pander to fans and lickspittle interviewers. This trait is exactly what LeBron and his BFFs lack, and why they didn't win a title last year. Rondo has that chip on his shoulder that many champions have. I like it a lot. Now if the guy could only shoot the ball.

Anonymous Czernobog said...
Not to knock Ty Lawson, I love the guy, but if he was torching the Lackers consistently, what's Westbrook gonna do to them? And no, Metta World War isn't going to stop Durant.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I've been visiting this site for a couple of years. Not that he owes me anything, but at least some sort of closing statement from Basketbawful would have been nice. At least let us know if you're ever going to come back or what the deal is.
No disrespect to anybody trying to keep this site alive - Raza, Chris, ET, etc - but this is not what it used to be and it depresses me.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
There is no margin of error in the playoffs. Momentary lapse of concentration is a big no no. Maybe this kids should watch more old footage of great NBA playoff games.

J. Harp
writer @ http://www.stubbletrimmer.net/category/stubble-trimmer/

Anonymous JJ said...
Czernobog, you called it. Westbrook torched Lakers. Of course, it wasn't just him, but he almost put up a triple double while not even playing that much. I don't think he can keep that up, but pretty impressive. Can't wait to see how Spurs will handle Thunder.

Anon, I totally feel you. I do wish Bawful would at least announce what his plans are, even if to say that he's done with this site. I know he's still updating his other blog from time to time so it's not like he's completely off the grid. Like you said, he doesn't owe us anything, but it'd be nice to know what's up.

Blogger Raza said...
Guys, I promise you that starting tomorrow you will have daily updates.

I have been in between jobs lately and had some stuff to deal with that didn't allow for me to do the posts on a more consistent basis like we were doing a week ago.

The site is still alive, and hopefully will be for a long time to come.

So my apologies once again, as I know how frustrating it can be to only get 1-2 new posts a week, especially during the playoffs.

As always, we appreciate everyone's support and will ramp up the number of news posts moving forward.

Thanks guys.

Blogger Savio said...
We want more Bawful!!!

Anonymous Anonymous said...
for real. what's up with the lack of updates? i'm sure you guys are busy but throw us a bone.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Heat players other than LeBron and DWade: 23 points on 9 of 33 shooting (yikes!)

Also, the combined 2 of 8 shooting from the charity stripe during crunch time was quite bawful.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I chanced upon this:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jpmoore/the-nba-playoffs-in-memes

It temporarily quieted my gnawing hunger for the next fix of bawful, whenever it comes. It is like less satisfying bawful. Substitute bawful. Bawful tofu. Baw-fu.

Anonymous Stockton said...
Clutch Mamba strikes again!!! Feel the poison!!!!

On a different note:
http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/post/_/id/39096/the-2012-all-flop-teams

Anonymous Barry said...
Isn't it time Kobe gets blamed for some of these Laker losses? Shooting like shit, awful shots in the 4th, turnovers.....but the media seems to look away collectively, besides some of the more obscure outlets.

And some Bawful officiating in the 2nd quarter, an incredible stretch of bad foul calling and non-calls.

Anonymous Stockton said...
Basketball biggest lies:

"I always respected Cleveland"
LeCrab

"I share the ball"
Masked Mamba

"I try hard every game"
Vince "the mailman" Carter

"Worked out this summer, best shape ever"
Tracy McGreedy

"Guys, I promise you that starting tomorrow you will have daily updates."
...



** just a joke **

Blogger Wormboy said...
Best Bawful of a year exploding with Bawful: Kobe shooting the Lakers out of game 2 in the WC Semis. 4 fade-away 3 pointers? Two of them from ~ 6 feet behind the line? 2 of them airballs? Realy, Kobe?

Dude is crazier than I thought, and that's saying something. Look, I get that people make shots. But a guy with Kobe's experience gunning like that when Gasol and Bynum are on the court? The run those four plays for bigs, with only one succeeding, and they win the game.

I've long been critical of Kobe, but HOLY SHIT. This was absolutely abysmal. Basketbawful, in fact.

Anonymous JJ said...
I just went back and read some of the old posts. Full of funny shit. Made me happy and sad at the same time.

Anonymous David said...
I'ts beginning to llok more likely that the Pacers will knock out the Heat. Indiana - Sixers would be Stern's dream ECF matchup eh?

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blogger Savio said...
The Best NBA Kept Secret s showing some balls, men...

Anonymous EuroGuy said...
Oh, I really need a post about how bawful Heat were last night. Is Bosh really the Heat MVP?

How can Spoelstra put Pittman in the starting lineup? According to 82games.com that formation had played together for 9 minutes in the regular season spread over three games. It was Pittman's first playoff game ever. And he was up against an all star center. After the first 3 minutes and 29 seconds, the Heat were down by five, Pittman had been blocke by Hibbert two times, and he never got back in the game.

Don't get me going about Wade...

Blogger dmillika said...
Man, I'll just echo what everyone else is saying - it's a bummer to see Bawful seemingly forgotten.

None of us deserve anything, it's just a bummer. Checking Bawful at my desk was the best start of my morning when I should have actually been working.

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