It wasn’t much of a contest between Kansas and Monmouth on Friday night, but the final seconds of the game were entertaining for all the wrong reasons.
Kansas was leading by 55 points with under 20 seconds remaining. Bill Self’s team was more than content with dribbling out the clock.
Monmouth guard George Papas clearly had other plans, though.
While Tristan Enaruna was dribbling near half court, Papas came from behind and stole the ball. He went down the other end and threw down an emphatic dunk.
Papas then decided to taunt the Jayhawks and unload a few choice words for his opponent – mind you, Monmouth was down by more than 50 points at this time.
As you’d expect, the home crowd in Lawrence wasn’t happy with Papas at all.
Check it out:
Here's how to not act when losing 110-55. pic.twitter.com/VjWnePrvFO
— Jesse Newell (@jessenewell) November 16, 2019
Some people commended Papas for not giving up on the game despite trailing by a wide margin. On the flip side, there are critics saying that he went against everything NCAA sports stand for.
We’ve seen this happen in the NBA as well, but the taunting element of this is somewhat new.
Following the game, Bill Self said he didn’t consider it a bush-league play.
Do you think Papas was wrong for how he acted in the final seconds of the game?