Do you guys love hyperbole? Do you think it’s the greatest language concept in the history of spoken word? Are you trying to figure out a way to marry hyperbole because you can’t imagine living without it?

If so, you’ll love this quote from Mo Williams about that missed layup you see up there, the one that would have given the Jazz the lead with just a few seconds remaining. From the Deseret News:

Williams used words like “amazing” and “dumbfounded” to describe what could’ve been the shot of the night in his comeback game in front of the fans that he played for from 2008-11.

“I’ve never, ever saw anything like that. I don’t think I’ve ever missed a layup, even practicing,” he said. “I’ve shot a trillion layups in my life, but I’ve never missed one like that, the way it came in and went out.”

1,000,000,000,000 is a lot of layups, so I am just going to assume that Mo Williams is exaggerating for effect. Because otherwise, that means he’s taken 108,577,633 layups every day, assuming he hasn’t taken a day off since he turned five. I’m not going to math this out for you, but that is physically impossible, especially if you’re claiming you didn’t miss any. I have a feeling Mo Williams is being facetious.

And if you look at his reaction as the ball slowly rolls off the rim, he certainly looks like a guy who just missed the first layup of his life when it could have won his team a game while they’re in the middle of a playoff race. So mad. So stompy.

But umm … not the first time. I mean, he’s shooting 75 percent at the rim this year, which is awesome. But it’s not 100. Liar Exaggerator.

Comments (8)

  1. Oooo Somebody is a Mo Hater!! Damn Dude. take some chill pills. I think we all thought a trillion was a lot but we weren’t going to go rabid over it. It was a freak shot; it jumped out like that even Coach Scott exact words were “Merry Christmas to US!” On the other hand, 75% shooting this year???? This was the first time he played this year due to his injury. Oh Well I guess even the writer can exaggerate a little too but we all won’t go into an uncontrollable state of fury over it. Sometimes you just gotta let it go for a bigger battle to fight Trey Kerby. YOu might look petty otherwise.

    • Yeah Trey, watch yourself or you might look petty, as the completely sane-sounding, grounded, and perfectly reasonable commenter above me pointed out.

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    • Wow dude, have u ever read this blog before?

  2. First time mo’s played all season??? Wat the hell season you been watchin hes only been out two months. Dumbasses these days i tell ya.. If u dont know wat ur talkin about dont write about it!

  3. That intro, then that first comment…. So, so meta.

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