Duke Blue Devils head coach Kara Lawson (who quite frankly sounds like a whiner who took an L to me) is claiming that her team, as well as the Florida State Seminoles, were playing with a men’s basketball during the first half of their game Jan. 29.
The Blue Devils, who are ranked No. 16 in the nation, took a 70-57 loss to the Noles in Tallahassee — resulting in the team’s second loss in the ACC this season. Duke played the Pittsburgh Panthers Feb. 2, getting a 53-44 win, and after the game in the press conference, that’s when she decided to speak out on the matter.
“This would never happen in a men’s game. This would never happen. It’s embarrassing for our sport,” Lawson said, according to the Associated Press.
Apparently, the circumference of a women’s basketball is around an inch smaller than that of a men’s basketball, and it’s also usually two ounces lighter.
“Let me be clear: Florida State beat us. They beat us playing with a men’s ball in the first half and a women’s ball in the second half. But I can’t say if we’d have played with a women’s ball in the first half and the second half that we would have won. But they can’t say that either,” Lawson said, in true loser fashion — and I say this as someone who is a fan of the Duke brand.
Duke coach Kara Lawson said her team played with a men’s basketball for the first half of a loss to Florida State last Sunday. https://t.co/d4gkrja5iv
— The Associated Press (@AP) February 3, 2023
Lawson said that the Duke players were “complaining about the ball” throughout the first half, but I bet not as much as me when my editor made me write about women’s (bleeping) basketball.
I mean, for goodness sake, look at these numbers from the game.
Duke went 7-for-34 from the field in the first half, and wasn’t much better at 12-for-38 in the second. In total, they went 19-for-72. That’s 26%, dude. What the (bleep) is that? (RELATED: REPORT: Kyrie Irving Wants To Be Moved Out Of Brooklyn Ahead Of NBA Trade Deadline)
Florida State, same thing. They were 10-for-30 in the first half followed by a 14-for-31 showing in the second half. That’s 24-for-61 at 39%. GARBAGE!
This is why I don’t watch women’s basketball, this is absolute trash.