Hey Larry Hughes, Please Stop Taking So Many Bad Shots

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Encore?

February 13th, 2008 · 33 Comments

Larry versus the Magic

Larry Hughes had a fantastic shooting night on Monday and was the main reason we beat the Magic. As I watched the game, I remarked at how easy it is for this team to win when someone besides LeBron James can make a shot. Sure, it helps when LeBron kicks in 29 pts, 7 rebounds, 10 assists, and 3 steals. But if a guy like Larry gets hot, this team becomes very dangerous.

Was Monday a Sign of the Apocalypse?
Maybe… Larry Hughes has shot 50% or better in 7 of the 37 games he’s played this season (including Monday night). Yep, just 7 times.

What are the odds of an encore performance?
Not so good… Because Larry has played like total garbage in every game following a 50% or better shooting night: 

  • In those 6 games, he’s a combined 15-60, or 25% from the field.
  • He’s averaging 6 points, 2.3 assists, and 2 rebounds.
  • 63% from the FT line.
  • 17% on three pointers.

Don’t take this the wrong way Cleveland fans. I’m encouraged that Larry has taken the time to watch the shooting DVD we got him for his birthday. And yes, he’s trending in the right direction. But let’s put away the All-Star petitions until he can play well 2 games in a row. Bring on the Spurs!

(Note to Rod Thorn: Did you see how Larry Hughes has brought the Cleveland fans together? Can you feel the love? Don’t you want this in New Jersey?)

Tags: 2007-2008 Season

33 responses so far ↓

  • 1 little larry sellers // Feb 13, 2008 at 3:54 am

    If this site and the birthday basketball video have in any way motivated Larry Hughes, all Cleveland fans owe you thanks. You would think that $12 million per season would be motivation enough. As Belushi would say, “BUT NOOOOO!”

    Maybe Larry has heard the boos recently and decided to finally get his act together. I can’t think of any more compelling reason for his recent epiphany.

  • 2 evan // Feb 13, 2008 at 6:23 am

    larry kicks @$$

  • 3 adam // Feb 13, 2008 at 8:32 am

    does Larry know this site exists? has it been mentioned in the PD? living in Chicago… but loving this site… and praying that something gets done in the next week.

  • 4 Lee Fine // Feb 13, 2008 at 11:22 am

    Anyone know where I can buy a Larry Hughes fathead for my bedroom wall?

  • 5 Gmoney // Feb 13, 2008 at 11:47 am

    evan, this is the internet, you are allowed to say naughty words.

    Only a Larry Hughes fan would use “@$$”.

    If Larry puts up 40 again tonight (no way), Rod Thorn would HAVE to make that deal.

  • 6 Matthew H // Feb 13, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    If Larry could keep up even a semblence of this, we wouldn’t need to make a deal to win the championship.

    Tony Parker’s not playing tonight, or so I heard. If that’s the case, then Larry has a chance. Every time Tony takes the court, Larry curls into a fetal position and pees himself. It’s true…watch the tapes of last year’s Finals closely.

  • 7 Kunal // Feb 13, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    Too bad Kidd just got traded :(

    i guess we’ll just have to settle for a worse player on an even worse team…. like say…. DWade?

  • 8 Gmoney // Feb 13, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    Larry Hughes with his 40 ppg average over the past 3 days for Chris Paul, David West, and Tyson Chandler. Seems pretty fair.

  • 9 Zach Levar // Feb 13, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    dude larry is the shiznizzle mcfizzle dizzle

  • 10 Bron's Boyz // Feb 13, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    Fo Schizzel!

  • 11 Matt from Oz // Feb 13, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    Man,
    I can’t watch the game cause it’s 11.30am here in Oz and I’m at work…but
    1st Qtr. 5-8 FG 62.5%, 1-2 3’s - 11 pts, 2 rebs, 1 ast. That looks like 40 again….

  • 12 Milton // Feb 13, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    it’s the first quarter and larry’s 5-8 shooting, has 11 points against the spurs. interesting……

  • 13 John E. Sanford // Feb 13, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    Bizarro Larry is showing up again.

  • 14 evan // Feb 13, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    the real larry is out now….NBA fans beware

  • 15 Matt from Oz // Feb 13, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    WHAT? Why did Brown play him for like 4 minutes that qtr?
    He’s now 7-11 64% for 15 pts.

  • 16 clefan // Feb 13, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    As crazy as it sounds, I was also wondering why Larry sat so much in the second quarter.

    And even crazier - I was pissed that other players were taking shots instead of Hughes in the last few minutes of the 2nd qtr.

    Super Bizarro Larry is back!!!

  • 17 idkCAVS // Feb 13, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    Hughes is shooting well tonight. maybe it was just that you had to wait for him to get back to his old self.

  • 18 clefan // Feb 13, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    idkCAVS - check his career stats.

    He’s playing BETTER than his old self!

  • 19 Matt from Oz // Feb 13, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    Someone check this guys license on the way out. It can’t be the REAL Larry Brown can it?
    Thru 3qtrs, he’s 11/19 58%, 4/7 3’s 57% for 26 pts….
    What’s going on here?

  • 20 Matt from Oz // Feb 13, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    Why did I say Larry Brown..??? Larry Hughes of course. DOH!

  • 21 Kunal // Feb 13, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    if i was gay i would kiss devean george right now, ah wat the hell i would do it anyway, i cant believe he blocked the trade

    U KNOW YOU WANT LARRY, ROD THORN

  • 22 Matt from Oz // Feb 13, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    Ok, hands up who has seen Larry take NO shots and play most of a quarter??? I think he’s liking his new FG% so he wanted to keep it that way!

  • 23 Joe // Feb 13, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    larry on fire tonight too, he smashed with 26

  • 24 Matthew // Feb 13, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    You know what’s coming….

    Washington Per game, that’s:
    34:40 6.4/15 43% 3pt .9/2.8 32% 4/5.2 77% (17.7PPG) RB 1.3/4.1/5.4 3.4Ast, 2.1 TO 1.9Stl .4 Blk 2.5PF
    Last 11: 34:00 70/166 3 pt 22/53 FT 43/54 Rb 13/42/55 Asst 28, TO 16, Stl 16, Blk 3 28PF
    Per game: 34:00 6.4/15.1 42%, 3 pt: 2/4.8 42% FT 4/5 80% (18.8/game) Rb 1/4/5 2.55 Asst 1.5 TO, 1.5 Stl, .3 blk 2.5PF

    Still a little less time per game, more points per game, the same % (it’s the 3’s, man, it’s gotta be the 3’s), slightly more rebounds, slightly fewer assists, steals, and turnovers.

    Looks like the New Larry is about the same as the Old Larry…of the Wizards. I’ll do the 2nd quarter after the update tonight.

  • 25 Matthew // Feb 13, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    Sorry only 52 games, not 62. He’s gotta do this for another 11.

  • 26 Raymond // Feb 13, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    11 of 19 from the floor, 4 of 7 from 3-point line, 6 rbs, 3 asts, and…

    0 of 1 from the FT line.

    Larry’s game is picking up, but he needs to get to the FT line a lot more.

    GO CAVS!!!

  • 27 Melvin // Feb 13, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    Danny Ferry thesre’s still a chance to land Kidd!!! quick!

  • 28 Turbo // Feb 14, 2008 at 12:07 am

    Introducing my theory on the Larry Hughes of late.

    Danny Ferry has been working on a special project for the last few years, which also explains the lack of moves that the Cavaliers make. Danny Ferry intentionally put Mike Bibby rumors out there all this time to distract the media that Ferry was doing nothing. But really, Danny Ferry was in the basement of the Q working on his project. Non-stop, day and night. He would do nothing else besides watch the Cavaliers play. As Danny watched the Cavaliers play, he showed no emotion because he knew this wasn’t the team he’d be cheering for soon. A team where Larry Hughes sucked up and down the court was soon to be forgotten.

    That’s when it happened. On January 24th, an off day for the Cavs, Danny made an unexpected visit to Mr. Hughes suburban home. He didn’t come alone. At his side were Drew Gooden and Dwayne Jones. Danny said a few words and chatted up Larry, until Gooden and Jones swung a bag over Larry’s head. The Cleveland Cavaliers had just kidnapped their starting shooting guard, Larry Hughes.

    The next night, Larry Hughes was in the starting lineup against the Pheonix Suns. He did something very unexpected, Larry had a great game. Larry followed that up with a very solid performance against the Lakers. The next game in Portland, Larry was up to his old ways again, playing terribly. You would think Larry would be back to normal, right? No! A 28-point effort against the Sonics, followed by one more bad game. Then he broke off four solid performances in a row. What was going on? Larry finally living up to his contract (kind of). Larry was tearing down boards (for Larry Hughes), playing good defense and not taking his normal amount of awful shots.

    Then the unthinkable happened. The day was February 11th, 2008. The location is Orlando, Florida. The Cleveland Cavaliers are here to battle with Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic. Little did they know they were in for history….

    A LARRY HUGHES 40-POINT GAME!!!

    How could this happen?!?! Larry Hughes is terrible! Then I saw it, Danny Ferry in his skybox with a smirk on his face. Right then, I knew something was up. Then I noticed something weird about Larry. His head was sparking as he was walking into the tunnel after the game. This couldn’t be. Larry Hughes is a….

    ROBOT!!!!

    Yes, the real Larry Hughes has been kidnapped by the Cavaliers general manager Danny Ferry. Danny finally completed his project which he named “Larry Hughes 3000MAX”. Right now he is set to have a bad or average game now and then. Which will last the rest of the season. Next season, Larry Hughes 3000MAX will be set to “destroy” and that’s when the NBA is in for some biiiiiiiig trouble.

  • 29 tk // Feb 14, 2008 at 12:43 am

    cliff notes version of last post:

    Danny Ferry kidnapped Hughes and made a Larry robot to resume his spot on the roster (the Larry Hughes 3000MAX).

  • 30 Zach Levar // Feb 14, 2008 at 9:09 am

    i love my sister

  • 31 Disco Stu // Feb 14, 2008 at 10:30 am

    BIZARRO!!! BIZARRO!!! BIZARRO!!!

  • 32 Matthew H // Feb 14, 2008 at 11:12 am

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/boxscore;_ylt=AoCrts4.5rDgG0sT3iXCVE2kvLYF?gid=2004011027

    Maybe Larry is always like this when he’s been uninjured for 30 games. After all, how would we know?

  • 33 E.F. // Feb 14, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    stop the kidd trade to Dallas… Larry is better than all of the garbage Dallas is gonna give the nets for kidd…..!!!!!!!!

    i love bizzaro larry… he’s awesome

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