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Old 09-13-2017, 01:19 PM   #1
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Default Why do Stars get pulled in the last seconds?

I understand why star-players get pulled on sure-wins with minutes to go; mostly to prevent injuries or to prevent busting a George Karl (2007). But I don't know why it's common to pull star-players with seconds to go after having a phenomenal game.

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Kobe's last game, he scored 60 and everyone celebrated after a time-out with 4.1 seconds to go. Lakers up by 5; it was a sure win. Announcers talked about how the Lakers should try to stop the clock to get Kobe out of there, but, why?

Another one I can remember off the top of my head (obviously I'm a Lakers fan), is Kobe's 81. With Kobe scoring 81, 4.2 seconds to go and Lakers up by 18, Phil pulls Kobe.

Why not just let the player (Kobe, in my examples) finish up the game? You don't even have to play Harden-level of defense at this point. I never understood this.

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Old 09-13-2017, 01:23 PM   #2
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Default Re: Why do Stars get pulled in the last seconds?

To give them individual applause, maybe?
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Old 09-13-2017, 01:27 PM   #3
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To give them individual applause, maybe?


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Old 09-13-2017, 01:49 PM   #4
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To give them individual applause, maybe?

I guess I kind of overlooked that idea; it being more of an individual applause as opposed to the end-of-the-game team-win applause.

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Old 09-13-2017, 01:59 PM   #5
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Default Re: Why do Stars get pulled in the last seconds?

To acknowledge the player(s) coming off the floor for their efforts
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Old 09-13-2017, 02:13 PM   #6
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Default Re: Why do Stars get pulled in the last seconds?

How is it possible for someone who follows sports not to know this
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:04 PM   #7
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Default Re: Why do Stars get pulled in the last seconds?

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I guess I kind of overlooked that idea; it being more of an individual applause as opposed to the end-of-the-game team-win applause.

Thanks.

Reminds me of the time Larry Brown took a 20 seconds timeout with the Pistons up 87-79 with 15 seconds left just to get Reggie Miller a standing ovation in his last career game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeAuDi4ZMWM

great moment
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Old 09-13-2017, 05:48 PM   #8
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Reminds me of the time Larry Brown took a 20 seconds timeout with the Pistons up 87-79 with 15 seconds left just to get Reggie Miller a standing ovation in his last career game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeAuDi4ZMWM

great moment

One of my favorite all-time NBA moments
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:03 PM   #9
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Reminds me of the time Larry Brown took a 20 seconds timeout with the Pistons up 87-79 with 15 seconds left just to get Reggie Miller a standing ovation in his last career game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeAuDi4ZMWM

great moment

Wanted to post that, but quality is too crappy. Great moment still.
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