Remember when Vince Carter’s nickname was “Air Canada”? When night after night he would soar gracefully through the air on the way to another memorable dunk?
Well, Toronto native Jamaal Magloire may have earned himself Carter’s old nickname after last night’s performance.
It was classic Raptors: winning 40-24 at one point, the second half saw them fall apart like a dollar-store calculator. To make matters worse, they had the chance, thanks to some chippy play by the Pacers, to steal a win at the foul line. But a miserable 62% free throw success rate quickly put a stop to any hopes of victory.
The worst free throw misses belonged to Magloire, whose 0-for-2 trip to the line in the video above was the nail in the coffin. Or, if you like, the hammer to the dollar-store calculator. I love how 17 seconds into the video you can almost read coach Casey’s mind: “Oh god. Why did I take this job again?”
Oh, and by the way, the clip above was Magloire’s SECOND free-throw airball of the game.
You’re welcome, Indiana.