Andrea Bargnani took one of the dumbest, most inexplicable shots you could ever possibly see in an NBA game.
The New York Knicks were (shockingly) up by two points 94-92 on the Milwaukee Bucks with less than 20 seconds remaining in overtime Wednesday night. Carmelo Anthony missed a shot as the shot clock was winding down, but the Knicks got the offensive rebound which would have effectively sealed the game. Only one problem: after Tyson Chandler got the rebound and passed it out to Bargnani, the Italian jacked up a 3-pointer immediately as if his team were down by two.
Bargnani, of course, missed, and that gave the ball back to the Bucks. John Henson made a shot to tie the game and send it to double-overtime, where the Knicks eventually won 107-101.
The reaction on the Knicks bench was outstanding:
What was going through Bargnani’s head at that time? Was he just going on instinct and treating it like a shooting drill? Catch the ball and fire it back? Did he think his team was down?? Did he have money on the Bucks? Someone explain this one to me!
Oh, and if that’s not great enough, take a look at this shot chart of Bargnani that further shows how dumb of a shot choice it was:
Andrea Bargnani was 3-for-21 (14.3 percent) on left angle 3s entering Wednesday. Pulled w/o hesitation anyway pic.twitter.com/aaZf04xX9e
— Ben Golliver (@blazersedge) December 19, 2013
Maybe he’s just trying to play himself out of the lineup. Knicks fan David is not impressed.
Video via GIFD Sports