Hey Larry Hughes, Please Stop Taking So Many Bad Shots

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Meet the Larrys

January 29th, 2008 · 18 Comments

Larry had a very good game on Sunday. So good, you must be wondering: can he repeat the performance? Can he shoot over 50% again? Can he NOT take bad shots??? Unfortunately, these things are very difficult to predict because there are actually 3 different Larry Hugheses playing for the Cavaliers this season!

1) Bizarro Larry Hughes
Games      FG           3PT      Rebounds      Assists     TO         PPG
  8              52%        47%           3.4                1.9           2.1         17.5

Bizarro Larry Hughes
Bizarro Larry plays like a guy making $12 million $7 million a year. He’s active on offense and defense, he scores efficiently, he helps the team win games. We’ve seen BLH in 8 games this season and the Cavs won 7 of those games.

2) Larry “I take bad shots” Hughes
Games      FG           3PT      Rebounds      Assists      TO       PPG
  18             24%        13%           2.9                2.3           1.9        5.5

Larry Hughes pumping gas
This is the Larry we’ve seen for most of the season. Horrible shot selection, bad decision making, bad shooting, and not making his teammates better. Quicken Loans Arena officials reported that 482 people at Cavs games have thrown-up in their own mouths while watching this Larry. The team’s record with ”bad shots Larry” is 8-10 and if he keeps playing like this, he’s going work his way into a job at Joe’s Amoco Station on Saint Clair Ave.

3) Larry since the “Birthday Intervention”
Games      FG          3PT      Rebounds      Assists      TO       PPG
  3              44%        45%           5.3                3.3           1.3        15.0

Larry Hughes got his mojo back

It’s been 3 games since we sent Larry his birthday gift, and he’s playing his best ball of the season. In the recent win versus the Lakers, he scored efficiently and he did not take bad shots. Even the shots he missed were good looks with Larry squared-up to the hoop and fairly open. It’s only 3 games, so it’s too early to proclaim a turnaround, but this is a good start. 

If Larry continues to improve (and AV gets healthy) I think the Cavs have a shot at the title. And if we somehow win the title, I would expect a bronze statue of my likeness (hunched over a laptop) in front of the Quicken Loans Arena.

If this is just a fluke, well… I’ll have lots of material for this blog. 

Note to GMs around the league: The last 3 games are solid proof that Larry Hughes has completely turned it around and you should TRADE FOR HIM NOW before the feeding frenzy starts! Rumor has it Danny Ainge is trying to package Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen for Larry Hughes and some scrubs. Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to acquire a franchise player in his prime!

Tags: 2007-2008 Season · Bizarro Larry Hughes

18 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Guy // Jan 30, 2008 at 12:25 am

    What you’re reading is true, Kevin McHale! You better offer up Al Jefferson for him straight up before the Celtics get that deal through!

  • 2 Melvin // Jan 30, 2008 at 4:56 am

    Wow, are you serious? LOL I hope Celts would bite in that deal..
    I also heard something in Insidehoops that the Knicks are serious in offering Crawford, Robinson and Lee for Hughes and some bad contracts, so watch out

  • 3 Milton // Jan 30, 2008 at 5:05 am

    if the cavs win the title, all of us donors for the video should have a bronze statues….

  • 4 David // Jan 30, 2008 at 6:30 am

    “if the cavs win the title, all of us donors for the video should have a bronze statues….”

    My statue would be biting through my tounge after watching LH blow a layup…

  • 5 Brownsac // Jan 30, 2008 at 6:35 am

    It occured to me this morning that I think I like ripping on Larry more than I like watching basketball. I thought I would be excited at the prospect of Larry turning his game around, like he has the last few games. Although, I realize it’s much too early to say his game is turning around, since he’s only been playing well for about 3 games, but I would be lying if I didn’t admit that there is a certain sadness that comes with not being able to rip Larry a new xxxxxx after every game.

    It just seems so wrong having to say that he played solid last night, or that he hit some nice shots… it feels very unnatural, almost like I’m being violated.

    Am I the only one that feels this way?

  • 6 Eric Snow // Jan 30, 2008 at 8:53 am

    I’m sick of Larry always stealing my bad shots.

    It should be me out there clanking those open looks!!!

  • 7 Matthew H // Jan 30, 2008 at 9:14 am

    You forgot Larry #4 …sitting on the bench nursing a hangnail Larry.

    Let me help:

    G: 14 FG% 0% 3PT 0% Reb: 0% Ast: 0% Allowing Danny to see enough of Shannon Brown that we did NOT pick up the option on his contract…priceless.

  • 8 Hard Hittin Adrian // Jan 30, 2008 at 10:14 am

    I love the Gas Station pic of Larry :)

  • 9 Gmoney // Jan 30, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    Wait a minute, Larry Hughes makes 13 million a year before you add in his endorsements with the Free Masons, and HE FILLS UP WITH REGULAR GAS???

  • 10 Will // Jan 30, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    Look at Larry’s career stats. There is no way he is going to suddenly ‘turn it on’, unless you mean he is going to turn it on and end up shooting his career avg 41%, which is still pathetic.

  • 11 Nance // Jan 30, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    …only 482? That seems awfully low to me.

    I’m gonna have to see your data.

  • 12 Tyler // Jan 30, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    Well, it’s better than meeting the Spartans..

  • 13 blazer fan // Jan 30, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    I’m at the game against the blazers right now and I have to say: larry hughes is my favorite player. Please keep shooting larry.

  • 14 Tae // Jan 30, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    i hope larry turns it around
    for cleveland sakes
    i dun c nobody else really stepping up
    i hope we get kidd

  • 15 Craig // Jan 30, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    HEEEEEE’SSSSSSS BAAAAAAAAAaaaaaAAAAAAACK!!!!!!

    i know it.s only the 3rd quarter against the blazers…. but he.s 2 for 11!!!!!!!!!

    YES!!!!!!!

    LARRY IS AWESOME!

  • 16 omg // Jan 30, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    I just saw a Hughes runner in the lane get stuffed by a big man that didn’t jump and barely had his arms up over his head. Larry looked so lackadaisical and uncommitted in his “shot attempt” that I’m really not sure if it went down as a blocked shot or just a turnover.

    I mean, I’d say it was a good shot selection since he drove to the hoop instead of taking the mid-range jumper… but eh… I dunno. With drives to the hoop like that, jump shots probably give the ball at least a fighting chance to move TOWARD the hoop (instead of being swatted away the wrong direction).

  • 17 Craig // Jan 30, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    THE CAVS ARE AWESOME!!!!

    uhhh scratch that. LERBONIMUS PRIME IS AWESOME!!!! the cavs are still terrible in my book. without lebron… cavs would be one of the worst teams in the league.

    and larry hughes… amazing.. truly amazing.

  • 18 Michael Dew Hengy // Feb 2, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    YOU ROCK!!! THE CAVS BLOW ASS AND I BELIEVE YOUR WEB SITE IS AWESOME!!!

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