Cooper style of play bad for basketball

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    Who knew playing defense was bad for basketball..... O all those NBA lovers think it!
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    I wish more teams focused more on defense. That isn't to take away from the offensive side of the ball. I have seen too many teams it seems their total focus is offense and they play defense half halfheartedly. I love seeing hard gritty defenses balances with fast paced fundamental offense.

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    Cooper is actually 7th in the 9th Region in scoring, 2nd in defensive scoring, and 1st in point differential. This isn't "bad basketball". I think you could argue Ryle is playing "bad basketball". They are 16th in scoring, 10th in defensive scoring, and 16th in point differential. I point them out because they have 1800 students and are having problems finding basketball players compared to Cooper who is right down the road and roughly only 1200 students.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HSfootballfan18 View Post
    Who knew playing defense was bad for basketball..... O all those NBA lovers think it!
    The biggest misconception in sport is they don't play defense in the NBA. They play great defense. The worst NBA team will shut down the best D-1 team defensively. Very few NCAA playerswould be able to get their shot off or establish position on the blocks.

    NBA players are a different level offensively, also.

    You especially notce it when you see a game live.

    But that should be another thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northside View Post
    Last year Cooper had 2 very good offensive players in Kunkel and McNeil. Most high school teams would be very lucky to have 2 players with their offensive abilities. Also, several other kids on the team could score the ball. Their coach, who does a great job, just seems to be more comfortable playing a game with limited possessions. I don't think any coach would say Cooper's defense, offensive execution, hustle etc. is bad for the game!! The coach in question was frustrated Cooper didn't want to play up tempo with his team but he knew going in what Cooper was going to do and should have adjusted his game plan!
    Agree with your comments. Last year Cooper did have two great scorers but McNeil missed nearly a third of those games so other players stepped up their games and scored a little more and did more on defense to get Cooper to the State Championship. The Jags just do things differently and most of time it works for them to at a minimum keep them in games when they are out-manned which, at least for me, is fun to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bengal Maniac View Post
    The biggest misconception in sport is they don't play defense in the NBA. They play great defense. The worst NBA team will shut down the best D-1 team defensively. Very few NCAA playerswould be able to get their shot off or establish position on the blocks.

    NBA players are a different level offensively, also.

    You especially notce it when you see a game live.

    But that should be another thread.
    Agree. I thought the same thing until I started going to games. They are so skilled offensively.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bengal Maniac View Post
    The biggest misconception in sport is they don't play defense in the NBA. They play great defense. The worst NBA team will shut down the best D-1 team defensively. Very few NCAA playerswould be able to get their shot off or establish position on the blocks.

    NBA players are a different level offensively, also.

    You especially notce it when you see a game live.

    But that should be another thread.
    Guess I should go to a game......Watching on TV I see a ton of standing around.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by HSfootballfan18 View Post
    Guess I should go to a game......Watching on TV I see a ton of standing around.....

    NBA and NHL are different animals live. I am not much of an NBA fan on tv, but I will go to a game live all teh time if they were in Cincy. It is that different.

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    I find great irony in an assistant coach at something called the Skill Academy High School saying Cooper's style of play is bad for basketball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smallhoops View Post
    I find great irony in an assistant coach at something called the Skill Academy High School saying Cooper's style of play is bad for basketball.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bengal Maniac View Post
    The biggest misconception in sport is they don't play defense in the NBA. They play great defense. The worst NBA team will shut down the best D-1 team defensively. Very few NCAA playerswould be able to get their shot off or establish position on the blocks.

    NBA players are a different level offensively, also.

    You especially notce it when you see a game live.

    But that should be another thread.
    Get 'em.

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    Offense sells the tickets, defense wins the games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mooremiller31 View Post
    This was a terrible headline. If you read the article it mentions a school from out of state that they played at Lexington Catholic said the style was bad basketball. Nobody in the state of Kentucky that has any sense thinks that way. I've never met a coach or fan that thinks Cooper is bad for basketball. The article should've had a different headline.
    Sorry about this thread's headline. A redo would have been......Cooper style of play "bad for basketball"? I totally disagreed that it is bad for basketball, but maybe didn't make myself clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldercoach View Post
    Sorry about this thread's headline. A redo would have been......Cooper style of play "bad for basketball"? I totally disagreed that it is bad for basketball, but maybe didn't make myself clear.
    I don't mean your headline I mean the one the writer of the article in the Herald Leader used. I know you were just posting the article. A better headline could've been used by Josh Moore when he wrote the story, but like I said, click bait for him. Notorious with him.

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    I agree, if you go watch the game on NHFS network, you will see why the Jags beat this team. They were long and athletic, but they could not guard. That's why when the Jags attacked the rim, they scored and/or drew fouls. Also, amazing how a simple ball/shot fake got them in the air and the jags exploited this. That team was taken out of their comfort zone and could not adjust. Hacking and being physical did not intimidate the jags. Fundamentals, execution, toughness and superior coaching made the difference. Personally, the "style" of play I like in any sport is a ""winning" one! #keepdoingyou

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