February 01, 2010
It's been a wild and wacky week in the NBA, chock-full of flying Gatorade cups, shoeless blocks, players leading officials on the fast break, dance-offs, and even a Phoenix Suns guard morphing into a creepy blue alien that lives inside James Cameron's dreams and/or bank vault.
Quite honestly, I couldn't make this stuff up.
But this clip might top 'em all.
During Monday night's game against the Lakers, Grizzlies forward Rudy Gay(notes) hoisted up a desperation three-quarter court shot to try and beat the first quarter buzzer. Sounds pedestrian enough, right?
Only one problem: Gay let his livin'-on-a-prayer fly with seven seconds to go in the quarter! He didn't know the clock. So, naturally, the Lakers rebounded the miss, pushed the ball up the court, and the assassin that is Kobe Bryant(notes) nailed a three-pointer in the corner as time expired.
Yeah, not the most eloquent way to end a quarter. Good thing the Grizzlies won.
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