Re: I'm still young to the game... why do you have to hold the ball...
its an unwritten rule, you don't go for the score to pad your stats when the game is in the bag. Its kind of like showing the other team up. And the NBA is one big fraternity
Sasha Vuvacic did this against NOLA a few years ago, he got fouled HARD by Speedy Claxton. Sasha tried to get crazy and big bad Marc Jackson came running up like he was going to take Sasha's head off. Safe to say Sasha calmed the eff down. Both Phil and Kobe were shaking their heads at Sasha.
You just don't do that