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Old 01-16-2010, 10:18 PM   #1
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Default Do you hate it when you got a shorter dude on you and dont get the ball enough?

so i was playing pickup ball today as usual, i am 6'2 and got some dude who is like 5'5 and weak on me.

some random dude came in try to play point guard, so we et him. this guy just basicly go down every trip just chuck up 3.and shot like 1-10. the only reason we kept the game close was we were grabbing the offensive rebounds like crazy. i think i was like 1-2 just shooting over my defender.

obviously not the first time these kind of things happen, just got home from it and feel like ranting.
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Old 01-17-2010, 12:06 AM   #2
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Default Re: Do you hate it when you got a shorter dude on you and dont get the ball enough?

happens to me sometimes, but im the 5'6" guy. i can usually guard people up to like 6'2" though. im usually the shortest on the court, but im lucky if i can guard someone under 5'10".
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Old 01-17-2010, 03:57 AM   #3
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Default Re: Do you hate it when you got a shorter dude on you and dont get the ball enough?

Yea it's amazing when that happens... First thing I do when I come down the court is examine the mismatch... and the most elementary, give it to someone who has a substantial height advantage (unless it's evident they have no game). I was playing on Friday, came down the court and saw that my dude was being guarded by a guy was like 5 inches shorter and a weak defender. I called his ass over to post him up... got it to him deep, he backed him down no problem and got an easy layup. Of course I guess I am a fukin genius tho right cus nobody else did that... gimme a break.

I just think a lot of times everybody just wants to do their own thing and they don't look for stuff like that... so it's on you to call for the ball and draw attention to yourself. If they see you down there... then it should be almost impossible for them not to throw you the ball cus the mismatch is so insane lol. If they just don't pass you the ball... then just go for the offensive boards so they see that you are scoring and hopefully that will make them pay attention to you.
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Old 01-17-2010, 09:55 AM   #4
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Default Re: Do you hate it when you got a shorter dude on you and dont get the ball enough?

I always want to take small guys to the post and I hate it when I dont get the ball.
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Old 01-18-2010, 02:51 AM   #5
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Default Re: Do you hate it when you got a shorter dude on you and dont get the ball enough?

I'm a well below average post player so my first thought on a mismatch is not post. Rather, it hinges more on shooting over or attacking upon. I have found through the years that sometimes you just need to demand the ball. Often I will v-cut and get myself open 15 feet away from the bucket but to no avail. If it's clear my teammate appears to prefer pounding the ball up top for 18 seconds per possession, then it's time to get open and "BALL!" it. Strangely, even the most confident of ballhandlers are startled by a stern enough demand and provide the rock in immediate fashion.

I don't usually get this snippy, but Andrew Bynum provides a suitable example:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mOzQnwhqFE
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Old 01-18-2010, 03:43 PM   #6
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Default Re: Do you hate it when you got a shorter dude on you and dont get the ball enough?

That happened to me one time in an open gym. Im like 6'5" and there was this kid that was maybe like 5'3" on my and i was down in the post and noone gave me the ball. it pissed me off.
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:57 PM   #7
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That happened to me one time in an open gym. Im like 6'5" and there was this kid that was maybe like 5'3" on my and i was down in the post and noone gave me the ball. it pissed me off.

Wow, I can see why you're pissed you had more than a foot of height on him.
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Old 01-18-2010, 05:31 PM   #8
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That happened to me one time in an open gym. Im like 6'5" and there was this kid that was maybe like 5'3" on my and i was down in the post and noone gave me the ball. it pissed me off.

Whoa. I always feed the guy in the post.

With that said, I am usually left guarding someone six three or taller all the time. I am about 5'9 so its a big advantage for them but I usually agitate them by attacking their dribble and playing some motivated D.
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:30 PM   #9
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Default Re: Do you hate it when you got a shorter dude on you and dont get the ball enough?

at 6'2" you'd be one of the tallest guys on the court at the courts i play at.

and last time i played with someone that tall he made me look like freaking steve nash cause he'd catch everything i lobbed to him and could finish over his man in the air every time.

i had more fun putting a little soft touch on my passes to him than i've had in years trying to score the ball. it was the first time i saw how much fun it can be to rack up assists, set up teammates, and exploit mismatches on the fly.

pick up games are such a hodge podge of playing ability/size/bb iq - gotta have the wherewithal to analyze match ups
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:08 AM   #10
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That happened to me one time in an open gym. Im like 6'5" and there was this kid that was maybe like 5'3" on my and i was down in the post and noone gave me the ball. it pissed me off.

Why on earth did the other team decide to put him on you? Was it only just one possession? It must've been right?
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:30 AM   #11
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never any shourter guys than me
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Old 01-19-2010, 11:51 AM   #12
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Why on earth did the other team decide to put him on you? Was it only just one possession? It must've been right?

Well at my schools open gyms you get 5 randoms guys to go out on the court and everyone picks the worst player they see to defend so that they look good and this kid got stuck with me. Plus we only play til someone scores 2 baskets and im pretty sure we scored 2 baskets in 2 possessions
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