During overtime of the Celtics and Wizards game Monday night, Celtics G Von Wafer sliced down the lane, rose up for a tomahawk jam, and ... just watch for yourself:
You'll see missed dunks all the time, but then there's celebrating a missed a dunk...
More analysis is after the jump.
You could watch 10,000 basketball games in your lifetime, and you'd be hard pressed to find a sequence quite as disastrous as that one. We get caught up in hyperbole a lot, but if nothing else, we have the runaway winner for NBA WTF play of the year.
Here, you have the holy trinity of sports screwups.
- Bonehead play (missed dunk)
- Premature celebration (Wafer mean-mugging to Wizards fans underneath the rim, not realizing his dunk clanked off the rim)
- Horrific awkwardness (Wafer slamming into his teammate, prompting a double dribble)
And let's not forget, this all happened in overtime. So in addition to staking his claim to sports infamy, Von Wafer really might've cost Boston the game! HOOORAAAAAY VON WAFER.