A couple of weeks ago, hero ball knocked Marcus Smart from the top spot of the Player of the Year rankings.
On Wednesday night, Shabazz Napier's hero ball cost him the top spot and his team the game against Stanford.
Napier's shot selection was horrific down the stretch against Stanford. The senior point guard's job should be to put his team in the best position to win, and instead, he was chasing that hero moment like the one he had against Florida.
Smart took his medicine and eliminated the low-percentage shots from his game the last few weeks. Napier needs to do the same. He's too good and too savvy to settle for throwing up prayers in a close game just because he had one answered against the Gators.
10 to Watch: Andrew Wiggins, Kansas; Jordan Adams, UCLA; Jordan Clarkson, Missouri; Keith Appling, Michigan State; C.J. Fair, Syracuse; Nick Johnson, Arizona; Kevin Pangos, Gonzaga; Spencer Dinwiddie, Colorado; Kyle Anderson, UCLA; Rodney Hood, Duke.