WATCH: Hit the Dekker! Rockets Youngster Fast Breaks on a Fast Break
There are two silver linings for Sam Dekker in a situation like this....thanks to instant classic that was Game 7 of the World Series, there were perhaps not as many as usual watching Dekker's Houston Rockets take on the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. That, and the fact his Rockets ended up defeating the Knicks, perhaps saves Dekker from his epic blooper during Wednesday night's game from joining the "Butt Fumble" in sports blooper lore.
Imagine...a super embarrassing basketball moment happened at Madison Square Garden...and the Knicks weren't the cause of it!
Dekker does have company, however, when it comes to early contenders for NBA Blooper of the Year 2016-17. Knotted up in a 91-91 tie in the closing portions of regulation during his Sacramento Kings' tilt with the Miami Heat earlier this week, Rudy Gay had a chance to end this one on time.
To say he did not succeed in the endeavor is the understatement of the young season.
And this is just what the first week or two of the season has to offer us. Just imagine what the slate will look like come Christmas!
Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffMags5490