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VIDEO: Eric Bledsoe Tried to Bring "Ball's Live" to the NBA, Failed

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - OCTOBER 28:  Eric Bledsoe #6 of the Milwaukee Bucks handles the ball during a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Fiserv Forum on October 28, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Eric Bledsoe is a key cog in a Milwaukee Bucks' machine perfectly capable of winning an NBA championship now that the Golden State Warriors are taking a gap year. He has the talent but just needs a bit more seasoning in crucial moments. The guard will also have to improve upon his understanding of the sport's rules. That's not a dig, that's just the truth.

Because all bets are off after someone does this.

There are two types of ballers who pull such a move. One is the last guy on the bench for a sixth-grade C-team who gets so nervous upon finally entering the game that they don't know what to do with their hands. The other is a seasoned pickup-run player who enjoys nothing more than pushing the Ball's Live envelope in hopes of snagging a quick transition bucket while the other team is catching its breath.

We all owe Bledsoe a debt of gratitude for finally showing what it takes to get an NBA ref to call an unauthorized shuffling of feet. A person could be forgiven for believing the infraction had gone extinct.