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Sasha Vujacic is a heartbreaker

Sasha_2 With the seconds ticking away and the Lakers about to wrap up the Western Conference final over the Spurs with a five-point victory Thursday night, Los Angeles' Sasha Vujacic was supposed to do what anyone with class does. He was supposed to dribble out the clock. Instead, he decided to take a meaningless three-point shot at the buzzer.

And he nailed it!

Even the TV guys commented that it was kind of bush-league. Well, it was more than that. Just ask all the gamblers out there who had the Spurs-PLUS SEVEN-AND-A-HALF. Yep, do the math. Instead of winning by five, the Lakers won by eight. Today, you have to think that Sasha has become the most hated player in the NBA in some circles. Then again, Sasha might now be the most popular player in the league in other circles -- those that had the Lakers-minus seven-and-a-half.

[Last modified: Monday, June 14, 2010 2:41pm]


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