The slam dunk has long been one of the most exciting and crowd-pleasing means of scoring points in basketball.
It's the same amount of points as a jump shot inside the arc or a layup, but it can often change the course of the game based on the momentum it can give a team.
Not to mention the term, "It's a slam dunk," has come to be known as, "It's a sure thing."
But sometimes, this "sure thing" is no sure thing at all, and the result of a missed dunk can be disastrous and often highly embarrassing for the player involved.
Also, missing a dunk can often draw considerable ire from the coach, as a layup would have done just fine.
Here are the worst missed dunks of all time.
Let the accompanying blooper background music begin.