Let us note that this is a qualified bad beat, because it happened in overtime and that means if you’re laying three you were supposed to lose already. Soccer has 90 minute bets, so why doesn’t the NBA Summer League have 40 minute bets?
But if you had the Orlando Magic -3, this was a bit painful as here are the last two entries on the official play-by-play:
0:02 Cameron Oliver offensive rebound
0:00 Cameron Oliver makes tip shot
Final score: Magic 91, Warriors 89
MAGIC -3 LOSES ON SOME ‘83 NC STATE BULLSHIT ARE YOU KIDDING ME pic.twitter.com/K5XeVVszDH— MIKEY LOCKS (@BRMikeyLocks) August 10, 2021
With visions of Dereck Whittenburg to Lorenzo Charles, it’s a dramatic-but-fair way to lose for Magic fans, as in actuality the bad beat would have been for Warriors fans covering but losing in OT. Ah yes, NBA Summer League gambling. A tradition unlike any other.
Jalen Suggs had 24 points and nine rebounds in 28 minutes for the Magic, and the one-and-done from Gonzaga looks to be the real deal. But maybe if he had 25, it never would have been overtime in the first place.