THANK YOU, RAEF LAFRENTZ. CURSE YOU, JAMES POSEY.
I know Raef LaFrentz didn’t dunk this basketball. Raef LaFrentz didn’t even make the shot. But Raef LaFrentz did catch it, and that’s what makes it a pass.
If Raef LaFrentz gets hit in the face, or bobbles the ball, it’s not called “The Jason Williams Elbow Pass.” It’s just called a “turnover.” Here’s to Raef LaFrentz. We’ll be forever grateful for your sole contribution to the NBA.
Conversely, there’s not enough venom and hatred directed at James Posey for fouling LaFrentz, and ruining this moment. All of a sudden, the guy starts playing hard defense at an All-Star Event? Did you not get the memo? This was supposed to be an exhibition!!!
I’ve spent a lot of time watching the highlight, but never the context. Today, I discovered Posey missed a 3-point shot on the other end, which lead to the fast break and Williams’ spectacular pass. That’s why he fouled. The guy was, as is the parlance today, butt hurt. Arrest James Posey.
And to Jason Williams, god bless you. They can’t erase what you were.