A player throwing themselves an alley off the backboard isn’t something we hadn’t seen before. In fact, a player throwing themselves in a game is also something we hadn’t seen before. But this particular instance is different. Very different.
For one, this wasn’t an All-Star game. This was a game that actually counted. Secondly, and probably most importantly, Franklin throws the alley off the backboard from behind the 3-point line with multiple defenders around him. And if that’s not enough, you’ll notice that San Diego State is only 6 point when Franklin attempts this.
Yes, this is totally different.