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Watch this poor kid's basketball career end as he tries to take a charge and gets posterized instead

December 06, 2018

Contrary to popular belief, taking a quality charge can be an exciting basketball play. It can flip the momentum in your team's favor, get the opponent into foul trouble and even negate a basket. But, as you'll see in the video below, it can also have some very adverse consequences, like getting posterized on the internet:

That's the risk you run in going for the cheap charge under the hoop. Poor kid almost got Frederic Weis'd:

Thinking about all your bad life decisions:

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The posterizer in question is Adriel Linares, a 6-foot-9 junior from Sunny Brook Christian High School in San Antonio, Texas, who looks like a baller judging off his Instagram highlights:

"Bonez" seems like a fitting nickname considering his body frame. If this kid packs on some muscle, watch out. So far, he's drawing interest from a few D-1 schools according to his website, but nothing too serious. Kids these days really know how to promote themselves. I swear, if Instagram was around back when I was in high school, and I shot 71 every round instead of 86, I'd have gotten a golf scholarship for sure.