No shot in basketball yields worse results than the full-court heave. When you are tossing up a desperation shot from 80-plus feet away, there is really no such thing as a bad miss. Although, the attempt Golden State Warriors point guard Jarrett Jack tossed up at the end of the first quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder was pretty fun to watch.
As you can see, Jack caught an inbound pass with less than a second left, turned and heaved the ball about 10 rows into the stands behind the basket. The shot attempt actually didn’t count because the buzzer had sounded, but the distance he missed by was a sight to behold.
Now do you see why Kevin Durant admitted he avoids desperation heaves when he can? Not only do they hurt your stat line, but they could also take someone out who is sitting in the balcony.Google+