If you’ve been looking for, or actively looking for, ways to downplay the importance of men’s March Madness, the past few weeks were a bit of a shopping spree. You can throw any number of objects in the cart You run fast in the corridors – Caitlin Clarke And angel reese The title match is being overshadowed, Zero is the No. 1 seed making the Elite 8 for the first time ever, fau And San Diego State covers half the Final Four, and on and on. However, the most dazzling was the title game between Yukon And taking a backseat to a singular highlight from SDSU Victor Vembanyama,
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Even for the internet, this is quite impressive and will surely make rounds around nba Twitter on any given night. Vembanayama is one of the hottest prospects in the history of sports, not just basketball.
Here’s another view, in case you missed the first clip of the 7-and-a-half-foot center dribbling between his legs, behind his back before taking a stepback 3, and his own lapse into a put-back. To do was deeply fake.
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The way he enters the frame for the dunk in that slo-mo clip, it looks like he came out of nowhere, and that’s probably how the NCAA felt when it gave hoops fans a chance to watch a very uncompetitive men’s final. A large part was spent watching to see if any player had previously achieved the feat of Vembanayama.
It’s happened before, and it happened during March Madness
Turns out, someone has pulled off a missed-three-follow-slam, and it was former Illinois guard Roger Powell during a Final Four game against Louisville in 2005, of all things.
For anyone gleefully celebrating the gradual demise of college basketball, this is fantastic. Think about it. One of the most unique plays we’ve seen during a tournament game almost 20 years ago, naturally, and now if you want to watch that level of basketball, you have to find a stream of the LNB Pro A league.
Now, I know that Big Vic may not have played college basketball five, 10, 15 years ago, or even at all. The point I’m trying to make is that for the NCAA tournament to resonate the way its organizers and fans do, they’ll need to find a different marketing strategy — or cash incentives to lure the best players. have to be provided. follow a different path.
The NCAA can’t just roll out Area 68 and watch the public flock to it. Prospects know that college isn’t the only route to the basketball association, and I doubt the interest of die-hard college hoops fans in attracting that type of talent.
The one-and-only rule has been blamed for the erosion of March Madness, and a lot of sarcasm, unfairly, has been dropped at the feet of the players. It’s an NBA rule, which probably isn’t helping matters.
That’s my point though: For people who really love the tournament, would they want it brought into this century? It’s a fair question because the only way March Madness is going to regain the importance of the game’s landscape is a complete overhaul.
So there are two options. The first is to embrace/push for a remodel and hope the NCAA can fix it on a good faith basis. (Yes, I won’t hold my breath.) The second is to accept that the tournament has become what it is and to enjoy it for what it is.