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Has A Professional Basketball Player Ever Missed A Free Throw By More Than This?

To say Bobcats center DeSagana Diop isn’t an offensive threat would be an understatement. He’s averaging 1.1 points per game in about 12 minutes a contest for Charlotte this season (he’s averaging two per night over his decade-long NBA career). His career single-game high: 10. He doesn’t shoot much, and when he does, he’s not especially accurate – he’s shooting 43 percent from the field for his career, and 47.1 percent from the line. And this season has been worse than usual – thus far, he’s made only 6 of 23 shots.

No amount of facts and figures, though, could have prepared us for what Diop did at the line during the third quarter of the Bobcats’ 102-99 loss to the Wizards last night. Diop had a Diopian game on the offensive end – 0-4 shooting and 1-4 on free throws for one point – but when you see the video below, the wonder will be the he made one of those four from the charity stripe:

We understand embarrassing free throw misses happen to even the best of players, but that? That could redefine the “airballed free throw” genre. Even for a guy who clearly has a limited offensive arsenal, that was something else. Well, at least he put some arc on the shot, so that’s…something.

[The Hoop Scene]

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FX5QGAP5WS7OADBM2YTIPMWR5A Bryan

    …and he gets PAID HOW MUCH??!!

  • Anonymous

    There is no remedy for love
    but to love more.  Find  true love? ——-> sugarcupid.C¤M 

  • http://www.milena-velba.de/ Anonymous

    $6,925,400 this season. Nice.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Burrell/100000332653156 David Burrell

    $6,925,400 to much for this clown

  • Cris Crossover

    Hell, I could do that.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/4S6ZTJ26ZS53XLSDBFW7CK2AZE KevinC

    You know, people always say stuff like “I could do better than that” after an athlete has a terrible performance.    This might be the first time in history that it’s actually true.  Holy crap was that a terrible shot.  You know the stereotypial white guy that can’t play basketball to save his life?  I make that guy look good.   And even I don’t miss that bad on a freaking throw.

  • Marco Rincones

    It looks like he has a nice SOFT touch…

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