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Video: Nazr Mohammed's half court blooper

Posted on: January 18, 2012 8:02 pm
Edited on: January 18, 2012 8:08 pm
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Posted by Ben Golliver

Oklahoma City Thunder center Nazr Mohammed has never made a 3-pointer during 785 regular season games. That streak continues. But not for a lack of hilarious trying! 

Mohammed tried to be a hero as the first quarter came to a close during a Wednedsay night game against the lowly Washington Wizards. As another Washington possession failed through the carelessness of forward Andray Blatche, Mohammed found himself with the ball in his hands with 5.7 remaining on the clock. Unfortunately, there was also 1.5 seconds remaining on the Wizards' 24-second shot clock, which had not yet reset, and Mohammed got confused, thinking the final seconds of the quarter were ticking off.

He responded the only possible way: instead of getting out into a 2-on-1 fastbreak with guard James Harden, he heaved a half court attempt in an effort to duplicate the recent buzzer-beating success of guys like Los Angeles Lakers guard Darius Morris (here) and San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green (here), who each hit 50-footers this week.

Instead, Mohammed's attempt hit nothing but air, and the ball turned back over to Washington with 2.7 seconds left. Whoops! This exact shot attempt has been made by every person attempting to play NBA 2K12 for the first time in their lives.

Here's the video of Oklahoma City Thunder center Nazr Mohammed's half court airball with time remaining. 


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Since: Nov 4, 2008
Posted on: January 19, 2012 11:40 am
 

Video: Nazr Mohammed's half court blooper

@ if you really want to get technical, the 2 points would have helped immensely because instead of trying for a game tying 3, okc could have attempted a higher percentage shot to win the game.  

but i agree with you, the game was not lost because of that one missed attempt. 



Since: Jul 21, 2010
Posted on: January 19, 2012 9:42 am
 

Video: Nazr Mohammed's half court blooper

DOH!<br />



deeoriginal1
Since: Oct 22, 2008
Posted on: January 19, 2012 1:53 am
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Since: Jun 23, 2010
Posted on: January 18, 2012 10:27 pm
 

Video: Nazr Mohammed's half court blooper

You know... the Thunder ended up losing by three. They probably would've benefitted from the extra two points they would've gotten had they gotten a 2-on-1 fastbreak instead of a halfcourt heave with five seconds left.



Since: Jul 5, 2010
Posted on: January 18, 2012 9:58 pm
 

Video: Nazr Mohammed's half court blooper

deeoriginal that was totally a blooper.

 nazr makes a lot of money to play the game and KNOW THE RULEs   


deeoriginal1
Since: Oct 22, 2008
Posted on: January 18, 2012 9:04 pm
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