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It was an ugly (and perfect) record-setting shot

Posted on: December 18, 2008 11:41 pm
Edited on: December 18, 2008 11:41 pm
 

It was an ugly and goofy shot that Tyler Hansbrough used to become North Carolina's all-time leading scorer.

In other words, it was perfect.

Anything besides ugly and goofy would've been inappropriate given the subject at hand. So count me among those who smiled when Hansbrough's patented muscle-through-a-double-team-and-th
row-an-awkward-shot-at-the-rim move banked in, because a large portion of his 2,302 career points have come in a similar way, which is just one of the reasons so many fans are turned off by his game.

You see, Hansbrough doesn't shoot like Stephen Curry.

Or dribble like James Harden.

Or jump like Blake Griffin.

And that's too bad.

But the North Carolina senior is one of the best in the history of college basketball at simply putting the ball through the rim by any means necessary. Low on style points, high on actual points. And in a bottom-line business, shouldn't that be all that matters?

Answer: Yes, I think so.

So congratulations to Tyler Hansbrough.

His UNC scoring record is now 2,302 ... and counting.

Comments

Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: December 19, 2008 2:14 pm
 

It was an ugly (and perfect) record-setting shot

I love how the only thing people can jab at Tyler about is that he breathes out of his mouth, and he gets hacked so hard, his contact flies out.  Oh the horror!



Since: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: December 19, 2008 10:25 am
 

It was an ugly (and perfect) record-setting shot

Yes, I don't know how you can call that a lucky shot he seems to find the basket on all those type shots. Congratulations to Hansbrough.



Since: Jan 22, 2008
Posted on: December 19, 2008 9:47 am
 

It was an ugly (and perfect) record-setting shot

With all due respect, I don't know how you can call that a lucky shot.  He has been hitting that exact same type of shot for 4 years now....enough times to rack up over 2300 points.  And scoring 2300+ points as a Tar Hell has nothing to do with luck.  Go Heels!!!



Since: Jun 8, 2008
Posted on: December 19, 2008 8:34 am
 

It was an ugly (and perfect) record-setting shot

That was ugly and lucky shot.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: December 19, 2008 2:37 am
 

It was an ugly (and perfect) record-setting shot

Next, Tyler will learn how to breathe out of his nose and will be properly fitted for contacts.



Since: Dec 15, 2008
Posted on: December 19, 2008 1:37 am
 

It was an ugly (and perfect) record-setting shot

Incredible.



Since: Dec 18, 2007
Posted on: December 19, 2008 1:01 am
 

It was an ugly (and perfect) record-setting shot

good job hansbrough


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