In the closing seconds of tonight’s third quarter against the Knicks, Manu Ginobili tried lobbing a pass to LaMarcus Aldridge. But instead of getting the ball to Aldridge for the alley-oop, he put a little too much cheese on it and did something way cooler—he tossed it straight into the net.
That was a three-point basket, and it should’ve been pretty clear to everyone that it was a three-point basket. But it apparently wasn’t so clear to Michael Beasley, who grabbed the ball and started dribbling downcourt, or the referees, who at first did nothing to stop him.
Upon review, the basket counted, as should have been evident from the start.