Pacers’ Assistant Brian Shaw Proves That The Ball Actually Doesn’t Lie After Ray Allen Misses A Free Throw (VIDEO)

  • Jake O'Donnell

While Ray Allen was at the line due to an ill-advised technical foul from Pacers’ guard Sam Young, who thought the refs were protecting LeBron with ticky-tacky calls, bench coach and former 90’s NBA player Brian Shaw made a rather insightful observation. I’m paraphrasing, but here’s the gist of what he said:

Due to a percieved empirical existence of the Platonic concept of “fairness”[1], (in the Western, normative sense), the Universe interdicts karmically incongruous resulting contingencies[2] by imbuing a sense of justice in leather sports orbs, who thereafter alter their flight pattern, correcting the malfeasance of fallible officiating[3].

Actual quote: “Ball don’t lie.” Then he got a tech himself, whereby Ray Allen hit the ensuing free throw. Was the ball lying then? It would appear so. Therefore, if the ball doesn’t lie, and it goes in after a technical accrued from espousing such, logic dictates that the sense of justice that rules the universe is reflexive, and ultimately contradictory. Sports!

[1] Dr. Rasheed Wallace, et al (1999). Portland.
[2] Dr. Rasheed Wallace, et al (2004). Detroit.
[3] Sir Dr. Rasheed Wallace, et al (2013). New York.

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