Rearview Mirror: Mayo puts on clinic on how to exit gracefully


“So wait, you’ve never seen what O.J. Mayo did in his final high school game?” my friend Tom Boorstein from asked me recently.

I can’t remember how Mayo came up in our conversation, which usually revolves around Tom’s inexplicable fascination with baseball umpires, but I told him I couldn’t recall having any memory of his final high school game.

“You have to see this,” Tom said while loading up the video.

True to billing, Mayo had figured out the single most ridiculous way to make a grand exit, leading me to compare it to some of the greatest curtain-closing moments in sports.

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