Nick Young Attempts 360-Degree Layup, Misses Spectacularly (GIF)
Sunday night featured an NBA game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Toronto Raptors. One of the highlights was Nick “Swaggy P” Young attempting what would have been a pretty impressive 360-degree layup had the ball not, you know, completely missed the basket.
It was the kind of blatantly show-offy shot that Nick Young has become (in)famous for, which means that a lot of people are much more entertained by the missed shot than they would have been had it gone in. One possibly overlooked part of the shot comes right after, with Young looking up and watching the ball fail to even tough the basket. It’s kind of heartbreaking, actually.
See what I mean by checking out the animated GIF below, depicting Nick Young’s missed 360-degree layup in its entirety. Is it better to fail spectacularly than to succeed boringly? Probably not, but it sounds good.