Two Sides Of The Same Free Throw Shooting Coin

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ty7oUOn3v_Y

When former All-Star center Jamaal Magloire air-balled a free throw (no easy task) a few weeks ago, the title for “Worst Free Throw of the Season” seemed all but assured.

“Not so fast!” said DeSagana Diop’s January 28th attempt.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CKHOMKqxYw

I’m not sure which free throw was technically worse, but it’s important to preserve these moments in the annals of basketball history. An air-balled free throw is a beautiful failure, and a rare occurrence at the sport’s highest level. I wish the best to Magloire and Diop in their future, (hopefully) more successful free throw endeavors.

Seth Carstens