Justin Williams attempts a shot behind the backboard.
On Saturday night, Justin Williams scored his second goal of the postseason, going five hole on Matt Murray (this was literally a minute after Pierre McGuire praised a Murray five-hole save). The goal inspired Hall of Fame broadcaster Doc Emrick to tell a story.
“There is a practice court for the Washington Wizards and some of the Capitals, including Justin Williams, routinely go out and shoot hoops a couple of hours before the game,” Emrick said. “I got a chance to watch him shoot — nice, soft, outside shot. Jimmy Chitwood-like. And I told him that the other day and then I saw this one that made it 3-1. That was a nice, outside shot too.”
For those unfamiliar, Jimmy Chitwood is the star high school basketball player in Hoosiers, who hits the game-winning shot in the state championship game.
Chitwood dribbles very high (he’s got no handles), but he shoots with perfect form.
During the Flyers series, some of the Caps media went down to the practice court and filmed Williams shooting around with TJ Oshie. I’m not really sure how to put it other than this: he’s not very good.
Here’s TJ Oshie swishing a shot from the free throw line.
And here’s Williams tossing up an air ball.
When hockey players turn to 🏀🏀🏀. Justin Williams' shot needs work. TJ Oshie with the rebound. pic.twitter.com/iq4rhv576C
— Brian McNally (@bmcnally14) April 16, 2016
Now for whatever reason, Williams would like to shoot from behind the basket.
— Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) April 16, 2016
He missed that one too.
Lucky for us, Williams is good at hockey.
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