What Metta Saw

In N.B.A. Basketball by Brock Bourgase


Given the time (five seconds running down), space (defender six feet away, not looking) and difficulty of the pass (open passing lane), hitting Steve Blake was Metta World Peace’s best option. Unfortunately, Blake didn’t hit the shot like Steve Kerr or John Paxson did.  The lob to Andrew Bynum or skip to Bryant (who had turned his back to the inbounder) would have required challenging passes.