Happy Day After April Fools' Day, guys.
Pretty much every time I catch Antoine Walker's "shoot a three-pointer while barely moving anything but the arms and then staying perfectly still while watching the ball hit the bottom of the net" routine in an Idaho Stampede highlight package, I feel the need to share it with the rest of the world. I mean, that's just good business, am I right?
Before I share the aforementioned highlight package with you guys, however, let me explain that last night's Walker performance was pretty clutch. It was essentially a must-win against the Utah Flash to keep the Stampede's playoff hopes alive and Walker delivered.
The former NBA All-Star scored 23 points (10-of-14 from the field, 3-of-5 from beyond the arc) to complement his six rebounds and two blocked shots in 32 minutes to lead give Idaho a 112-100 victory over the already-playoff-bound Utah Flash (who returned Orien Greene last night despite the former FIBA issues).
Not pictured in that highlight package, unfortunately, is Stampede head coach Randy Livingston picking up a technical foul for arguing with an official over a foul call despite his team leading by 15 points with 2:04 left to play.
Way to keep Scott Brown honest, Coach. To keep everyone else honest, the highlights are after the jump.