Minneapolis Miracle V.S. Cleveland Miserable, who you got?

By Henry Dwan
Jun. 01, 2018

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Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Try to imagine that: You gave out the game winning chance easily, you tried to find an excuse for the bad decision that you just made, and it most likely cost you an NBA Finals game. Is there any other thing could be worse than this? Yes, which is you're now one of the nominees of the DDCG(Dumbest Decision which Costs the Game).

Let's meet the nominees, and think abut that: Which one should be the worst among the other?

It's really hard to determine, so if you don't have any clue that which one is the worst, here's some questions might help you to decide:

Did it cost the whole game directly?

What was the most decent(or reasonable) decision back then?

Was the player forced to do it?

1. Marcus Williams, The Minneapolis Miracle

In this case, the only thing wrong on Saints is they didn't make the play to keep the lead to the end. On that situation, the defender has the best angle and position to make the tackle done, but he chose to bend his body and avoid the possible collision. Yes it costs Saint all the effort they did the whole night, directly. However, there's still no second choice, too. He is responsible for the receiver, and we all can see his sprint and dive, but just the wrong way. So like I said on the top, the only thing wrong is he didn't finish it well, and the god was on another side. For this one, I'll give them 50/100 as the final score(seems dumb, but the decision was reasonable).

2. Russell Wilson, The Throwing on 2nd&Goal

Whether you think it's the reason that Richard Sherman chose to leave Seattle or not, it just happened, and so dose this game.

You down by 4 on your 2nd&Goal in the 4th quarter, the clock was ticking down, you had a timeout and you need a touchdown to win the game, what would you do? I knew your answer already, but maybe pass the ball also makes sense. Because if you failed to complete the pass, the clock will stop and you still have 2 chances to run the ball as your original game plan. The decision cost Seattle a Super Bowl, and they had a better choice can choose, but if they made it, a totally different story will happen. Pete Carroll made the decision, Russell Wilson passed the ball, and Beast Mode blamed it. I'll give this 70/100 as the final score(a pretty aftermath case, and he still had a chance to be hero).

3. Chris Webber, The Nonexistent Timeout

The argue of sponsorship in interscholastic sports is never stop, but call an nonexistent timeout to lose the game is the toughest way to fix the game. The play finally cost their chance to get the title, but in that situation, it's not that hard to realize why the top 1 student basketball player in the country decided to do it. The tension of the game, his mindset, the game plan by coach...etc. Yes he had more better choices to end the game than this, just shoot it, pass it, or even a turnover is better than a game ending T. I'll give this 80/100 as the score(lost a game by a stupid and unexpected way).

4. J.R. Smith, The Cleveland Miserable

OK, so what would you do on that situation?

Regardless the score.

A. Call a timeout

B. Shoot the ball immediately

C. Find a teammate and pass the ball

D. J.R. Smith

Certainly, he chose the minimum game winning chance, because the Cavs just don't have enough strength to play overtime, and the morale leaned to another side. On the other hand, if it happened on the Warriors, it might not be looked so ridiculous. Always take the highest game winning decision is the most important part for this level of player. It's definitely a 95/100 as the score of blunder play decision(another 5 point is on the 1-2 FT by George Hill).

Is the Cleveland Miserable your first choice of DDCG in sports history? Follow and leave a comment on my Twitter@syumm7756