Originally posted on Ball Don't Lie  |  Last updated 1/24/12
Last Thursday, we noted a bizarre play in which Orlando Magic wing Quentin Richardson, on the bench at the time, screamed in Danny Green's ear during a three-pointer. It was a weird way to play defense, both in terms of standards of sportsmanship and general NBA player comportment. Nevertheless, a guy has to do what he can to help his team win, and sometimes that involves playing defense from the bench. Still, that's an extra bit of defensive help to the five guys on the floor — it's not as if Q-Rich leapt off the bench and ran on the court to be an extra defender. But apparently he was just setting the stage for such a move, because that's exactly what fellow Magic shooter Jason Richardson (no relation) did during their Monday game against the Boston Celtics. Check it out above via our friends at the Yahoo! Sports Minute. It turned out to be a big help, too, because he knocked the ball away from Greg Stiemsma, who almost certainly didn't expect someone to appear magically from out ...
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