Last week, when I switched on a Sports TV Channel, there was a re-telecast of one old NBA Match, probably from 2019. It was at the Ending Stage and I could not make sense of what was going on.
The teams were named "USA Something" and "World Something" ( having a "charity" or "friendly" match ? ) and all were Professional Players. The Scores were around 114 vs 124, with one team easily leading by 10 Points. There was about 5 minutes left in the match, but neither team was able to Score more Points.
When one Player got Possession of the Ball, he would go towards the Basket in a round-about way, with twists and turns, even though the opposite team did not block or oppose and prevent him.
When he tried to put the Ball in the Basket, he would ( Deliberately ? ) miss, even though he was close enough to easily Score Points.
At this moment, the other team would take the Possession of the Ball and repeat this.
Eventually, the match time ran out and the re-telecast ended.
A Strange Ending to a BasketBall Match !!!!
What was going on here ? NBA fans may throw more light on the Event.