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College Basketball’s 2013-14 Play of the Year? You decide.

Memphis

If you’re a fan of basketball, you like watching those ridiculous, acrobatic plays, no matter what the source.

UK’s Saturday afternoon game against Belmont had some highlights, like James Young’s nice alley-oop from Aaron Harrison.  The crowd in Rupp got its share of “oohs” and “aahs.”

But John Calipari’s former team in Memphis had the real play of the day.  Screw that, it might be the play of the year.  Josh Pastner’s teams have always had tremendous athleticism with guys like Will Barton and Joe Jackson, but this series of events is so ridiculous that the announcer called it “Globetrotter-esque.”  And that’s not an exaggeration.  Take a look:

That’s a steal, followed by an over-the-back no-look pass, which led to a three-on-one break, which in turn saw a behind-the-back pass, a lob from the three-point line, and a monster two-handed dunk to finish.

There’s a lot of basketball left this season, and lots of teams, including Kentucky, have the athleticism to do something equally spectacular, but as it stands right now, that has to be the play of the year.

Thoughts?

Article written by Corey Nichols

32 Comments for College Basketball’s 2013-14 Play of the Year? You decide.



  1. Nick
    6:09 pm December 23, 2013 Permalink

    My first thought is that that court is hideous



  2. Kristen Geil's Abs
    6:16 pm December 23, 2013 Permalink

    Would have been better if Memphis didn’t foul and travel.



  3. HicksPickSix
    6:26 pm December 23, 2013 Permalink

    All I want from Santa s a Corey-Nichols-free KSR for 2014. I’ve been a really good boy, too! Make it happen, Jolly St. Nick!



  4. Shooter
    6:27 pm December 23, 2013 Permalink

    Those guys sure look like they’re having a good time,



  5. Anthony
    6:28 pm December 23, 2013 Permalink

    Not even close. No play of the year candidate can have one glaringly bad missed foul call and be considered for the billing.



  6. TheBigToe
    6:33 pm December 23, 2013 Permalink

    That play immediately reminded me of the twins that played for UAB when they bounced Tubby and crew. Only difference was the direction the teams were going.



    • Finna_Go_HAM
      7:13 pm December 23, 2013 Permalink

      I thought of the exact same thing. #UABnightmare



  7. Elmer from Paintsville
    6:35 pm December 23, 2013 Permalink

    My thoughts are that perhaps KSR should allow comments on all items posted on this blog. That’s not unreasonable, is it?



  8. brain
    6:54 pm December 23, 2013 Permalink

    Memphis may have had lots of guys with “tremendous athleticism” but Joe Jackson isn’t one of them.



    • Brainless
      7:30 pm December 23, 2013 Permalink

      If you had a brain you would know Joe Jackson is sick



  9. Silky Johnson
    7:05 pm December 23, 2013 Permalink

    Never in all of my years of Hating have I seen such a collection of diabolical haters joined together under one roof. HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE!



    • binarysolo
      7:20 pm December 23, 2013 Permalink

      Holy crap, that’s some classic Chappelle right there. +1



  10. Ignorance
    7:25 pm December 23, 2013 Permalink

    Everyone that has commented so far is retarded. It was an impressive play but because the front of the jersey doesn’t say Kentucky y’all feel the need to downplay its impressiveness. Its great to be a fan of UK but learn how to appreciate all of college basketball. You people are what gives being a UK fan a bad name



    • schwing
      10:55 pm December 23, 2013 Permalink

      exactly. corey needs to brace himself for even suggesting that the play of the day doesn’t come from kentucky’s game. and yes, i know we don’t play every day.



  11. ?
    7:59 pm December 23, 2013 Permalink

    KSR JUST LOOKS AT DEADSPIN.COM THEN POST THE SAME THINGS. SO ANNOYING



    • Ukbradstith
      8:09 pm December 23, 2013 Permalink

      What do you want them to post? All sites run the same stories. Do you think there are just plays out there that only ksr is supposed to know about?



  12. B
    8:03 pm December 23, 2013 Permalink

    What is up with podcasts? Cant find todays



  13. Grant
    8:06 pm December 23, 2013 Permalink

    Play was cool. But play of year should happen in meaningful game, and against two quality opponents.



  14. DerbyDemon
    8:38 pm December 23, 2013 Permalink

    “Play of the Year”? I think that may be stretching it just a bit.



  15. times ten
    9:24 pm December 23, 2013 Permalink

    i’m thinking play of the decade



  16. Ky boy
    10:01 pm December 23, 2013 Permalink

    Only thing good about that was the behind the head pass. There’s nothing special about it. Just an average lob an dunk. “Ignorance” u are exactly what ur name is ahahahah



    • Ky boy reflects poor education
      10:24 pm December 23, 2013 Permalink

      I hope you pass your GED one day



    • Ky boy is the definition of "Ignorance"
      11:39 pm December 23, 2013 Permalink

      As a UK fan I respectfully ask you to please never post on here again.



  17. Bunny
    12:25 am December 24, 2013 Permalink

    Sweet!!



  18. Westkycatfan
    1:03 am December 24, 2013 Permalink

    I can’t count the number of basketball games I’ve watched in my life and I don’t think I’ve seen a fast break this good. The first two passes were great and lob was unreal considering how quickly he got rid of the ball.



  19. Joseph McCarthy
    1:37 am December 24, 2013 Permalink

    There is no greater rejection of the United States and all it stands for than to deny the existence of God. To deny the existence of our great and just creator is to abandon loyalty to this nation and everything for which it stands



    • Bunny
      3:45 am December 24, 2013 Permalink

      And what does this have to do College Basketball’s 2013-14 Play of the Year?



  20. Confused
    7:56 am December 24, 2013 Permalink

    Other than the lob I am still confused where this “excellent athleticism” is. Patrick Sparks could have thrown a pass over his head, behind his back or lobbed from the 3 point line and he sure isn’t athletic.



  21. bigblue091812
    8:39 am December 24, 2013 Permalink

    It seems like everyday I get on here I learn how stupid UK fans are. This was an awesome play, sorry it wasn’t UK doing it but three better passes on that play than we’ve made all year. To call for a walk and foul so how bitter and disapointed you are with our team. Sit down and shut the hell up, believe it or not there are over 300 college basketball teams out there, not all of them are in Lexington.



    • word
      1:03 pm December 25, 2013 Permalink

      Couldn’t have said it any better myself. Kills me how salty people are on this website. That play was awesome all the way around.



  22. Dwoos
    9:18 am December 24, 2013 Permalink

    Hateraid. The official drink of ksr



    • Silky Johnson
      10:00 am December 24, 2013 Permalink

      I once called in a bomb threat to the special Olympics just because I didn’t like all the attention they were getting, and even I am embarrassed about all the hate that his going on here.