Courtney Lee Blamed Wizards' Assistant Sidney Lowe For The Knicks' Failure To Get A Game-Tying Shot Off
I think Charles Barkley described it most accurately when he said that Courtney Lee's excuse for the Knicks' loss was just an extremely long winded way of saying "we suck". Obviously Sidney Lowe did a hell of a job of testing the bounds of the sideline, but if the career of Bill Belichick has taught us anything it's the only difference between great coaching and flat out cheating is getting caught. That's not to say the league shouldn't look into the propensity of the Wizards' assistant to play help defense on the perimeter during close games, but it is to say it's a little ridiculous to blame the guy for tricking you off the three point line when he's blatantly standing in your peripheral wearing a suit. I don't know what level of focus is necessary to knock down a game tying jumper in the waning seconds of an NBA game, but something tells me it at least requires the ability to ignore a chubby dude in street clothes and the rolled up play sheet he's waving around. I don't want to tell Courtney Lee how to conduct his postgame interviews but going forward it might not be the worst idea to just say that he thought his teammate had a better look, because that sounds a lot more acceptable than an NBA veteran letting a loud mouth get in his head during the most important possession of the game.