Umm, Coach Karl, why is that little guy inbounding the ball?
I said it first, but ESPN Sports Guy Bill Simmons probably said it best last night, questioning aloud on Twitter why Anthony Carter, the Nuggets' shortest player on the floor, was impounding the ball with his team down two and just seconds to go:
"How to Blow a Huge Game by George Karl," Chapter 23: "Have My Shortest Guy Inbound the Ball On the Biggest Possession Of the Game."
The result, of course: With six-eleven Lamar Odom smothering him, Carter threw a floating pass to Chauncey Billups that was picked off Trevor Ariza and left the Nuggets down by four. But hey: At least we know Karl learned his lesson. On the next possession, Kenyon Martin was the inbounder.