Poor act from Murray to shoot that shot.
If he wanted 50 points he should have made a extra bucket earlier. Celtics should have guarded him you say? No, all teams on the winning end of a final possesion let the clock run down. If they kept shooting, the games would drag longer and more chance of injuries. Pretty disrepectful to try and run up a score on a team not defending.
this is the main reason that teams take out their stars at the end of the game. Stop fouling when the game is clearly over and run out the clock when the other team concedes. One of the worst things that can happen is if someone gets injured in that situation. Also, are people missing that Murray both 1) apologized for this 2) already received a hard foul for doing this kind of thing last year and could have very easily been injured
Fans pay to watch the whole game. Murray is not wrong for playing to the end. If you want to call ball games that are out of hand or reach for the trailing team, then start calling those games before regulation. If you are not then let the games within the games continue. Why should Murray be denied a milestone score because the other team decided to stop playing.
What the heck did Kyrie mean that the ball deserved to go to the stand. That doesnt even make sense. Stop cheating the fans and play the games to the end.
The players that fouled Murray for playing the game are idiot thugs.
Clearly you donít believe in having some class. This usually happens with bad teams or poor coaching. Youíd never see it on a team like the Celtics (at least under Brad or Doc). Heck, even GSW doesnít do that. Didnít Klay have 60 through 3 and didnít play the 4th? Just last week he broke the 3pt record in 3 and could have shattered it had he went back out there in a meaningless 4th.
And get over yourself, nobody cares about the last minute in a 30-point blowout or the last 6 seconds of a decided game. Iíve never seen a Celtic under Brad do something like that against any team, usually they even take the 24-second turnover instead of hoisting up a shot. 90% of teams do the same, and then you have the Devon Bookerís of the world that guys like you prefer to root for.
This was on par with Ricky Davis going for the triple-double against his own basket.
I assume Kyrie didnít want him to have the game ball, so he launched it. No problem there, he took the fine and said he wasnít trying to injure anyone, just they didnít deserve the ball. This isnít coming from some role player, this is from a player with multiple 50-point games himself. Heís been there before.
I donít think you know who you are referring to that fouled Murray, but sometimes the athletes have to police themselves and hard fouls are warranted. Just like a player getting beaned in baseball, it happens and everyone knows why. And not surprising it happened to a classless player like Murray.
I donít care that this happened against the Celtics or in a loss, if it happened in random game I would feel the same way. Trash decision and easy to chalk it up to emotion when he had plenty of time to think about doing that.
Hopefully this serves as motivation for us moving forward.