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Old and new: players and definitions
A little context here: After Oklahoma defeated Texas A&M in an NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen match up, Buddy Hield met with Kobe Bryant briefly in the stands for a chat.
I was a little worried that the moment might go to Buddy’s head, and thus I watched for any signs of it in OU’s next game versus Oregon. It’s tough to say definitively if it had any effect on his play, but I could have sworn he was taking more fadeaway threes than usual. The thing is, he was making them.
I originally sat down to write this before the Sooners’ Final Four showdown with Villanova on Saturday, and suffice it to say Buddy didn’t dominate and OU won’t compete for a national title Monday night. The 95-51 loss was hard to watch, and Hield shot one of eight from three-point range.
Like Kobe’s spectacular NBA career, all good things must come to an end.