I so want to see this enforced: Uniformed officers parked at the National Institute For Fitness and Sport, or maybe Garfield Park on a warm day, waiting for some guy to goaltend on a shot, then rushing out, taking him down and arresting him. That would be an excellent use of police manpower.
In a not-that-serious crass political move that probably plays well with his base, Indianapolis mayor Joe Hogsett has banned goaltending in the city.
Obviously, this is in response to LeBron James‘ goaltend on Victor Oladipo with five seconds left in a tie game Wednesday night (in its Last Two Minute Report the league confirmed it was a goaltend and missed call). Who cares if the call is moot — LeBron hit a three at the other end that would have trumped the two on the goaltend, plus Indy had plenty of other things that cost them the game before that play — it plays well and that’s all that matters.
Indiana heads home for a must-win Game 6 Friday night.