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Game-winning layup comes to a stop on the rim

Uhhhhh I guess we go home now?

That right there is Grandview HS in Washington coming up with a last-second steal, getting an open fast-break layup to potentially win the game, then watching the layup just ... stop on the rim. This led to a jump ball, which produced nothing, which led to overtime, which led to a Grandview win, but these rules need to change. A couple possibilities for the ball stopping on the rim:

1. The game ends. In this case, it would end in a tie.

2. The game continues as normal, and all the people in the building -- players on the floor, players on the bench, fans, etc. -- are tasked with getting the ball down (or in the basket) without violating the rules of basketball. Mass stomping of feet and coordinated blowing are permissible.

3. This counts for nine points. No more, no fewer. Nine. 9.

Let's just pick one of these as a basketball-playing society, because "just get it down and pretend it never happened" is unacceptable. We can do better.

In closing, those two guys on the top  left:

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Those guys. Those guys are celebrating, probably because they each bet on the game going to overtime on a ball stalled on the rim. They each won $40 million.

(via MaxPreps via Deadspin)

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