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Alec Burks Attempts the Worst Half-Court Shot in NBA History

Mar 12, 2014; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks (10) shoots against the Dallas Mavericks during the fourth quarter at EnergySolutions Arena. Mandatory Credit: Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports
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Dan FavaleFeatured ColumnistMarch 16, 2014

Some shots go in, while others do not. Alec Burks' half-court heave against the San Antonio Spurs did neither.

With just seconds to go in the first quarter on Sunday, the Utah Jazz shooting guard attempted to attempt a buzzer-beating, half-court shot. It did not go well.

There's only one thing you can say at times like these: Oops. 

Do not fret, though, Sir Alec. We've all been here in some capacity, with the clock winding down, trying to handle a bacon grease- and butter-basted ball.

Sometimes, the darn thing just slips.

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