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Old 05-19-2014, 07:08 PM
 
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Do you think NBA point guards ever feel bad or guilty for crossing someone over, or making them look bad off the dribble on national TV or making them look bad in front of their wife and kids?
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Old 05-19-2014, 07:12 PM
 
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I highly doubt it.
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Old 05-19-2014, 07:19 PM
 
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NOOOOOOO. I doubt most of the wives care as long as the guy is making millions and they're living in luxury.
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Old 05-19-2014, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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NOO. Especially guys at that level. First everyone gets "schooled" or dunked on it happens it is part of the game. I love it when I can make someone look like a fool when I play basketball. Obviously not on national T.V. I also understand when someone dunks on me or blocks a layup like I am a 5 year old against Shaq that it happens. It is all part of the game.
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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This thread is cute
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Old 05-21-2014, 03:49 PM
 
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I just was thinking does the offensive player ever put himself in the defensive players shoes? If it's a "Top 10" plays move, people will see that defensive player getting crossed or falling down for years to come.
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Old 05-22-2014, 12:25 AM
 
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No.

Especially considering at some point, it is going to happen to you.
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Old 05-22-2014, 08:01 AM
 
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They wouldn't last very long in professional sports if they take pity on schooling their opponent.
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Old 05-22-2014, 05:16 PM
 
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No, that wouldn't jive with the NBA point guard mentality. They want to make their opponent look foolish and to fall down as a result of a crossover. If a player is in the league long enough, he will be exposed defensively at some point in his career. The goal is to not get posterized by a massive dunk or big shot. I always think of poor Craig Ehlo, one of my favorite players from the late 1980s. Michael Jordan hit a game winner over him in the Eastern Conference finals, and Ehlo went down on his knees due to the agony of defeat. That moment still gets replayed from time to time. I've seen it in commercials recently. I can imagine that would be difficult to relive for him.

Most players who look bad only get poked fun at during highlights once on Sportscenter and/or for eternity on YouTube. With as much money as NBA players make, that's not going to hurt their egos as much as coming close to winning it all and having it stolen by a dagger that's considered one of the biggest shots in NBA history. And then having it replayed over and over again as a painful reminder for the whole world to see.
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