A Night to Forget: Watch This NBA Rookie Somehow Airball 3 Consecutive Shots

Brooklyn Nets forward Mirza Teletovic records a video during team media day, in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. Credit: AP

Mirza Teletovic is a 27-year-old NBA rookie out of Bosnia who plays for the Brooklyn Nets and only averages about 8.1 minutes of playing time per game. After his performance in Wednesday’s match-up against the Detroit Pistons, that number could be cut in half.

Why? Well, he airballed three shots in a row after his coach put him in the game with his team up by just one point in the middle of the fourth quarter. And they weren’t even kind of close.

The Huffington Post details how it went down:

…Teletovic got a wide open look from the left wing and took a 3-pointer.


On Brooklyn’s next possession, Teletovic got the ball on the left win again. This time, he drove to his left and hoisted a fadeaway jumper from 16 feet out.


Following a charging foul on Detroit’s Brandon Knight, Teletovic got the ball at the top of the key and tried another 3-pointer.


“Three airballs in a row. That has to be an NBA record,” the announcer remarked.

Each of Teletovic’s airballs reportedly occurred within 40 seconds of each other. He was soon yanked and replaced with Gerald Wallace by Nets interim coach P.J. Carlesimo. The Nets went on to win 93-30.


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