This afternoon I was browsing SB Nation and I came across this article by Jon Bois who attempted to gather all known instances of missed free throws in the NBA and listed all the ones he could find. Immediately I thought: "I wonder if there is any Bobcats on that list from current teams?" The first link from the main article I clicked found one...and it is indeed bad.
In history there are very few things that can hit something as low as a air-balled free throw. Unfortunately for DeSagana Diop, he has forever inbedded this action of utter ineptitude within his being on the night of January 28th against the Washington Wizards. After watching this video, any idea of DeSagana Diop ever playing on an NBA court again is beyond discussion.
Now pay very close attention to the way his team reacts. Instantly after he makes his failure of a free-throw his team colases around him. One player dejectedly slaps his hand in discouraged approval before returning to the base line. Another pats him on the waist. Another player offers words of encouragement from the side. It isn't approval, but an air of dejected acceptance. We gotta put up with him for another year and everyone knows it.
Course we have other players throwing up airballs on our team too. Here's one from Bismack from a more recent Feb 12th game against Chicago. Here's the kicker on this one. A sideline reporter is yammering on about how he and his trainers have been working on his free-throwing mechanics and helping him get better. Better try something different because it ain't working.
Here's hoping that next year is better. Leh sigh!