HoopsHype Bob Sura rumors
"I had thought I got the rebound," he says. "I was so in my selfishness that I wasn't thinking of the whole perception of what could happen. When you're so young, you don't think about what will happen later. And me coming from where I'm coming from, playing in the park all day … I'm going to get in trouble? Why would I get in trouble? We're up by 20. That's what I'm thinking in my head. We're up by 20. Why would I get in trouble? But there's more politics involved. There's more than being a little kid and playing in a grown man's world." Much less publicized is Bobby Sura's similar attempt the next season. Sura, then with the Atlanta Hawks, tried to claim his third consecutive triple-double by purposefully missing — albeit at his own basket — during the closing moments of a win over the Nets. NBA officials erased the rebound. "I'm disappointed that my attempt to turn my third triple-double caused so much controversy," he said in a later statement. "It was never my intention to make a mockery of our sport and to take any attention away from our huge win over the Nets. If anyone was offended by my actions, I sincerely apologize." Grantland
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