This looks like a skit from SNL
Hate on Bynum all you want......I fully expected him to try to take a 3 at the end of the game before this happened. We need to realize that Bynum is a big version of Metta....not too bright, but can be a star.
I let my Centers and PF's shoot 3's at the end of easy wins, not to rub it in on the other team, it is to give everyone a good laugh, loosen the team up and reward the guys for hard play. The Bigs play harder to make sure we extend a lead so they will get to do it, as opposed to letting a big lead slip away. The other position players love this too so they could have a great laugh at the Bigs chucking up bricks. This initially came as a solution to a Bynum type situation I had with a starting PF who's role on the team was as an enforcer/brute force when he suddenly decided he could actually shoot 3's
he'd miss and i'd threaten to bench him if he took another. He'd test me out every other game....so I made the blowout agreement. First time was probably the funniest thing I ever witnessed as a coach......balls were hitting the top of the backboard, the wall behind it, the side wall and I swear....one hit the ref in the head knocking his toupee partially off. I haven't ever had an issue with an opposing coach.....it's not like I have my good shooters taking those 3's. My PF actually became a good shooter a year later and got the freedom to take a few 3's during the game based on how well he was rebounding.....always have to have incentives
For the game Bynum had last night he deserved a 3pt shot attempt.
Imagine what a beast Bynum would be if you offered him 1 3pt attempt for every 12 boards he got.....think we could get a consistent effort out of him on the boards?