It’s okay that the Hawks lost this game to an Isaiah Thomas midget jumper with two seconds left because banked-in threes should never count. Ever. Not even if you call glass. If you call glass it means you know it was a wild, inaccurate shot that doesn’t deserve the three points it will get if it goes in.
You can point me to the video and tell me, “Duh-duh-duh-DEE TEE BEE, Hardaway got hit in the head as he shot it, so it doesn’t matter if he banked it in!” What hubris you must possess, to point me to my OWN video as if I hadn’t already watched it several times. What hubris. What ignorance. I saw Tim Hardaway possibly get hit in the head on that shot, yes. How could I not see it, when I am the one who creates the highlights containing the shot in question? But there was no foul called, so the banked three should not have counted for the simple fact that it hit the backboard before it went in the basket.
I’ve been a proponent of this rule change for a long time but this might be the tipping point for Adam Silver and his organization of buffoons. A banked-in three-point shot could have been a major component in an ill-gotten win, and only the heroics of midget Isaiah Thomas rectified the situation. These shots should never count under any circumstances. Not until somebody starts purposely banking them in to get a softer touch on the rim.