Larry Hughes: URL All-Star

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With Saint Louis University’s anointed star Tommie Liddell off to a mediocre start to the year -- averaging just 11.6 points per game -- some Billiken basketball fans may be pining for the days when NBA star Larry Hughes suited up for the team.

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During his lone season at SLU before turning pro, Hughes shot 41 percent from the field, for an average of 20.9 points per game. The 1997-’98 season ended with Hughes advancing the Billikens to the second round of the NCAA tournament.

But before you get too nostalgic for SLU’s former big man, you may want to consider the season Hughes is having with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The guard is shooting a 33 percent from the field for an average of 9.6 points per game. One anonymous Cavs fan has created a blog with what might be the greatest URL of the season:

http://heylarryhughespleasestoptakingsomanybadshots.com/

Explains the site’s author in the blog’s “About” section: “We’re tired of the crappy shots. Just pass a little more Larry. Or just practice that jumper. You’re making $12 million this year, the least you could do is shoot better than 40%. We’re not asking you to put the team on your back, that’s what LeBron is for!”

The author notes that other URLs were considered but eliminated because their length made them unacceptable as domain name:

www.goddamnlarryhughesstoptakingsomanybadshotsWTFareyoudoing.com
www.fortheloveofthesweetbabyjesustelllarryhughestostoptakingbadshots.com
www.dannyferryWTFwereyouthinkingwhenyousignedLarrytothiscontract.com

Thanks to former RFT staffer Mike Seely for bringing the Web site to my attention. An accomplished hoopster in his own right, Seely models his play (and grooming) after the late, great Bob Cousy and always shoots at least 50 percent from the field.

-Chad Garrison


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