Deflation Situation in Louisville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - JANUARY 24: Francisco Caffaro #22 of the Virginia Cavaliers swipes a rebound away from Roosevelt Wheeler #4 of the Louisville Cardinals in the second half during a game at John Paul Jones Arena on January 24, 2022 in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo by Ryan M. Kelly/Getty Images)

After last night’s matchup against the Virginia Cavaliers, the Louisville basketball program is under scrutiny for allegedly deflating the game ball. While nothing was mentioned during the game, immediately following the final whistle, Kihei Clark ran over and handed the ball to his coach, Tony Bennett. You can see Bennett’s reaction to how flat the ball actually is as soon as he grabs it.

I couldn’t have said it better, that ball was hella squishy. My only problem with UVA is that they waited until the end of the game to say anything. If the ball was that flat why wouldn’t you ask someone to replace it with one of the other hundred basketballs in the building? It’s not like they were playing a pickup game at a park.

It makes sense why Louisville would do this when you see that they are currently 3-23. Either they get caught and their horrific season will be canceled or they get away with it and give themselves a shot at not getting doggy down dicked by number 7-ranked UVA. Talk about a win-win. 

Just like the scandal in New England, there will be people who have the whole “both teams gotta use the same ball” reasoning of why this isn’t cheating. I mean come on just look at the score. Something is obviously not right. However, I have to respect whoever signed off on this because I am a big believer that if you’re not cheating you’re not trying. While their season may be in the shitter, the Lousiville Mens Basketball team is definitely trying.

Written by Brady White

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