Yesterday was a good day for missed dunks, if such a thing can exist. So good, in fact, that we need to rank the winners. Not “need,” really, but “will anyway”…
WIN: Glen Davis botches a breakaway, nearly kills Chris Bosh
This is one of my favorite worst plays ever, and might go down as the biggest blooper of the season. It’s definitely up there with the JaVale McGee and Hedo Turkoglu misses, just because Big Baby makes things 300 percent funnier by running straight through Chris Bosh after not even coming close to making his dunk. Phenomenal.
PLACE: John Wall’s lefty gets loosey
Pretty much your standard missed dunk, no big deal. Just a bro on a fast break trying to throw one down left-handed only to have his Washington Wizardry come back to haunt him, like Nearly-Headless Nick. (That’s a Harry Potter reference because of wizards.) Best part about this is that Wall said he knew he missed it as soon as he was going up. Here’s Wall, “That was embarrassing. I could tell when I tried dunking it, it was off and then I heard the crowd go crazy.” Yep.
SHOW: Hedo Turkoglu misses a toughy
Going to have to trust me on this one, but Hedo Turkoglu missed a dunk early in the Magic’s game against the Lakers. Howevs, we can forgive him because he was trying to dunk on or about a seven-footer who is good at blocking shots. Plus, the miss was so non-notable that the Internet didn’t even feel like making a YouTube clip for it. Hedo got off easy.