TIMING of the crying
2006/03/24 at 2:52 am
It wasn’t that he cried that was appalling – it was the TIMING of the crying. When Darius Washington, on Mephis, missed free throws that would’ve put his team in last year’s tournament, then cried as the final buzzer sounded, it was a beautiful moment – a testament to Washington’s investment in the game. When Morrison started to break down, the game was far from over! His team had a GUARANTEED chance to tie or win the game! By breaking down at that point, Morrison essentially conceded the loss.
Think Larry Bird ever cried with a chance to win or tie a game?
Any truly great player, at that moment, would think, “This is over. I’m winning this game for my team.” Morrison thought…well, I don’t know what he thought, but it wasn’t that.