UPDATE: We set this momentous event to R. Kelly's classic "I Believe I Can Fly:"
Andrea Bargnani's tenure with the Knicks, has... well... well... let's just put this here:
It's January 22 RT @HerringWSJ: Woodson: "We're trying to find ways to work with Bargnani, and he's gotta find ways to work with us."— Seth Rosenthal (@seth_rosenthal) January 22, 2014
Tonight, against the Sixers, he's actually doing his part: 18 points on just 11 shots through three quarters, plus four blocks. However, he earned his way onto the lowlights with one play.
Bargnani got the ball outside the three-point arc and wisely opted not to take the shot -- he's 1-for-5 on the night, 28.2 percent on the year. Next, he tried to go for the poster dunk on Thaddeus Young, but didn't really possess the momentum or strength to keep going. Instead
The announcers were worried he seriously hurt himself. (He'd later go to the locker room, but was deemed uninjured.) To add insult to potential injury, the ball came back off the stanchion to hit him.
Edit: Obligatory Wrecking Ball video.
This is actually the second AIR BARGS moment we've witnessed this year:
This is pretty spectacular:
The new logo for Andrea Bargnani’s brand. pic.twitter.com/MisRABplnA— Andrew A. McNeill (@drew_48moh) January 23, 2014
And here's a frame-by-frame analysis of the takeoff and landing. Please note Carmelo Anthony's reaction.
All photos by Jim O'Connor/USA TODAY Sports.