There are few things in basketball that are more embarrassing than airballing a free throw. Airballing two free throws in a row certainly qualifies. Many NBA players are horrible free-throw shooters, but guys who are making millions of dollars per year are expected to at least hit the rim.
As you can see, Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond is one of the worst in the league. Those who watched the big fella badly airball a free throw in the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bulls on Sunday probably thought it slipped — until he did the exact same thing on his next attempt.
This is not a drill. Drummond is shooting 35.2% from the charity stripe on the season. To give you some perspective, there are over 100 players across the NBA who have a higher percentage from three-point range. It’s not that Drummond can’t catch a break when shooting free throws. It’s almost as if he can’t see the basket.