But, boy, did Jeremy Pargo do plenty to earn some major props, nonetheless.
The 26-year-old rookie put Kevin Seraphin on a poster during Sunday's game between the Wizards and the Memphis Grizzlies. Pargo, the Gonzaga grad and younger brother of league veteran Jannero Pargo, put his scintillating speed and athleticism to good use while coming off a screen in the second quarter, converting a clear path to the basket into a thunderous jam.
As for Seraphin, the first-year forward from French Guiana had a nice game for the Wiz, posting the first double-double of his career while filling in for the since-departed JaVale McGee.
Too bad he had to go and ruin it by giving too little help too late against Pargo's punishment.
Washington can only hope Seraphin learns from his mistake, though judging by the way things have gone in the Beltway this season for the likes of John Wall and Andray Blatche, that's hardly a slam dunk.
Pargo, on the other hand...well, obviously his was, and should serve to earn him a few more minutes of fame, if not a heap of playing time off the Grizzlies' bench for Lionel Hollins.
Unless, of course, OJ Mayo has something to say about it...