Brandon Knight Goes Up for Easy Layup, Comes Down Humbled Man

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterApril 4, 2013

Brandon Knight didn't just miss a layup, he missed a shot that was as open as any in the history of the game, and it came at a pivotal moment of a close game his team would eventually lose. 

So, how's your day going?

Larry Brown Sports reports on one of the more awkward moments from Wednesday night's game between the Pistons and Celtics from Boston, a game Detroit would end up losing 98-93. 

With a little over two minutes to go in the game and the teams separated by a mere three points, the Pistons steal the ball. 

So far, nothing but good news if you are a Pistons fan. The ball finds Knight, who then has nothing but open space between him, the basket and late-game heroics.

That's when the basketball gods noticed what was going down and decided to smite this guard once again for no reason whatsoever. 

The 21-year-old blows the layup in the most humbling fashion in a play that will rival the other notorious moment from Knight's season.


Yes, that was DeAndre Jordan dunking on Knight in a play that ages really well. 

Unfortunately for Knight, he now features in what really should become a heated debate. If you had to choose your doom, which play would you suffer: The missed layup or the Jordan posterization?

Sometimes, being a big-time NBA player can be a fairly humbling enterprise. 


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