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omahascout

That’s a stand up move.

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cit0burrit0

Gotta respect that man, wow

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nicko17

True sportsmanship

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yraven

So it will never be beat now? I doubt even the dead guy would want that.

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tertiarynuke

Safest way to look great when you choked in claiming the record for yourself

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samoo7

Typical US thing to do. Pointless gesture that helps no one but covered by the news as though he pulled someone from a burning building

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ius0talionis

I don't know. In my opinion, he didn't honour the record, he devalued it. By deliberately missing the shot, he automatically dishonoured the competition itself. It's tragic that the other person died, but you don't honour him by sabotaging a fair competition, even if you sabotage yourself. It has nothing to do with sportsmanship and has certainly nothing to do with what the other guy would have wanted.

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commentbear

see? even dead people leaves peer pressure

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laladodo

It's confusing when the text almost matches with what is being said, but only almost.

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codegiver

True sportmanships is trying to honor his dead friend by trying to be the best basketball player and keep improving his FT record like what his dead friend will do if the accident didnt happend, not missing on purpose (which basically disrespecting your team mate and the opposing team). If afterlife exist, his friend probably will act like this pic, and say " the fuck man, you got a chance to make me proud and u did that? ". Btw if he say something like " ah i did this keep my late friend proud, this new record r dedicated to you bro " after beating his late friend's record. You guys will still say "cool sportmanship" anyway

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