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Home - by - March 4, 2013 - 20:03 America/New_York - 10 Comments

I saw this on my local cable news the night it happened. I thought it was a great moment. I never thought it would go national. All I can say is that I’m shocked that no one was shot.

I hate to sound cynical, but Mount Vernon High is one of the most violent schools in the Metropolitan area. Dodging a riot was the most remarkable part of this story.

 

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  1. Dagney

    March 4th, 2013

     
  2. BigFurHat

    March 4th, 2013

    The kid who lobbed the ball back to New Rochelle is a choad.
    He had the game in his hand, for about 1 second.
    But no one will accuse any of these basketball players of being bright.

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  3. Jethro

    March 4th, 2013

    At 1:30 – Watch the ref’s beat feet out of there as soon as they call the game. Smart move.

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  4. BigFurHat

    March 4th, 2013

    Yep.

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  5. Left Coast Dan

    March 4th, 2013

    I always say, if the game is that close you can’t blame a single bad play or bad call at the end that loses it for you. If Mt. Vernon was the better team they should have been up by 4 or more.

    Also, so much of the fun of watching sports is the possibility of an ending like this.

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  6. IronyCurtain

    March 4th, 2013

    My interest in basketball is almost nil but since I lived in that area for years I watched the clip. Absolutely amazing. Stunning.

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  7. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    March 4th, 2013

    I never ever went to a basketball or football game at my high school for two reasons:

    1. I pretty much didn’t give a shit about it.
    2. Cops were always called after, and sometimes during, the game. lolol

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  8. Moe Tom

    March 4th, 2013

    Fur. Back in the 90s when things were slow in construction I helped a friend install phones and fax machines at Mt. Vernon High School. During class changes we would have to get off our ladders and stand by the walls or else be knocked off. Tough crowd. However the school’s alumni are notable: Dick Clark, Art Carney, E.B.White, Gus and Ray Williams (NY Knicks) and many more.
    Wonder what happened over the years?

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  9. Unruly Refugee

    March 4th, 2013

    We had fights nearly every day at most of the high schools I had the pleasure to offend. And a few full blown riots and walk-outs too. The difference with the kids today is that everything is captured with a camera or cell phone and they can put all the great shit on youtube. Or the cops can use it for evidence.

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  10. Billy Fuster

    March 5th, 2013

    In Jr. high I made one from the same distance with 5 seconds to go. Too bad we were behind by 20. I remember the look on Coach’s face that seem to say “You dumbass!”.

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