You know, it’s one thing to go after the ref — and body slam him. But punching opposing players in the face? Over some not-so-tenacious inbound defense? That’s where today’s youth may or may not need to draw the line.
Watch 34-Green closely. You’ll see him inbounding the ball around the 0:20 second mark. Approximately three seconds later, you’ll then see him punching 3-Blue in the face — and all right in front of the referee, who promptly issues an ejection and season-long suspension.
What’s that, mom? Was that an exclamatory, interrogative “What?!?” there at the end? Yeah, well, your offspring just sucker punched some kid in the face. In the middle of a youth basketball game.
I mean, come on! At least teach him to wait ’til the officials aren’t looking…