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30 Hilarious NBA Fail GIFs

by: Esteban On  Thursday, February 19, 2015
Tags:  Bloopers   Fail   Funny   Gifs   NBA  

nba fail gifs

If you’re the kind of person who enjoys watching multimillionaires fail spectacularly at their jobs, you’ll probably enjoy this list of NBA fail GIFs. Because that’s basically all it is—extraordinarily talented and wealthy men totally blowing it.

Of course, if you look hard enough you can find deeper philosophic significance in the fact that we take pleasure in such things. You could look at it politically, for example, and argue that watching elites fail is an inherently democratic pleasure. Or you could take an existential perspective and argue that watching the most graceful athletes on earth come unwound only reinforces the notion that the universe is fundamentally ruled by chaos and disorder.

But us? We’re not going to overthink things here. We’re just going give you a bunch of NBA fail GIFs and let you enjoy them however you please. So let’s get started, shall we?

 

nba fail gifs

If you’re the kind of person who enjoys watching multimillionaires fail spectacularly at their jobs, you’ll probably enjoy this list of NBA fail GIFs. Because that’s basically all it is—extraordinarily talented and wealthy men totally blowing it.

Of course, if you look hard enough you can find deeper philosophic significance in the fact that we take pleasure in such things. You could look at it politically, for example, and argue that watching elites fail is an inherently democratic pleasure. Or you could take an existential perspective and argue that watching the most graceful athletes on earth come unwound only reinforces the notion that the universe is fundamentally ruled by chaos and disorder.

But us? We’re not going to overthink things here. We’re just going give you a bunch of NBA fail GIFs and let you enjoy them however you please. So let’s get started, shall we?

 

ibaka dunk fail - nba fail gifs

Try wearing sweatbands on your forearms, Serge. They might improve your grip.

 

30. Ibaka Blows It

ibaka dunk fail - nba fail gifs

Try wearing sweatbands on your forearms, Serge. They might improve your grip.

 

anthony bennett screen fail - nba fail gifs

Apparently Anthony Bennett, the #1 overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, was apparently under the impression that they were just doing a walk-through.

 

29. Such Enthusiam

anthony bennett screen fail - nba fail gifs

Apparently Anthony Bennett, the #1 overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, was apparently under the impression that they were just doing a walk-through.

 

jodie meeks airball bazemore premature celebration - nba fail gifs

Kent Bazemore was a little too enthusiastic about that Jodie Meeks airball.

 

28. Sit Down, Kent Bazemore

jodie meeks airball bazemore premature celebration - nba fail gifs

Kent Bazemore was a little too enthusiastic about that Jodie Meeks airball.

 

javale mcgee dribble fail - nba fail gifs

Hey, remember that time JaVale McGee forgot how to dribble? That was funny.

 

27. LOL JaVale

javale mcgee dribble fail - nba fail gifs

Hey, remember that time JaVale McGee forgot how to dribble? That was funny.

 

derrick williams backboard pass dunk fail - nba fail gifs

Speaking of JaVale McGee, I’m pretty sure he’s the guy who gave Derrick Williams this idea. Unfortunately, as you can see, the execution is a little lacking.

 

26. Derrick Williams Makes a Very Poor Decision

derrick williams backboard pass dunk fail - nba fail gifs

Speaking of JaVale McGee, I’m pretty sure he’s the guy who gave Derrick Williams this idea. Unfortunately, as you can see, the execution is a little lacking.

 

tyson chandler dunk fail - nba fail gifs

If Mr. Skinny Legs hadn’t hung onto the rim, the ball might have gone in.

 

25. Tyson Chandler Rejected by the Rim

tyson chandler dunk fail - nba fail gifs

If Mr. Skinny Legs hadn’t hung onto the rim, the ball might have gone in.

 

kendrick perkins flop - nba fail gifs

That is one sad flop, Kendrick Perkins.

 

24. Perkins Flop

kendrick perkins flop - nba fail gifs

That is one sad flop, Kendrick Perkins.

 

kendrick perkins no-look pass fail - nba fail gifs

That is one sad pass, Kencrick Perkins.

 

23. Perkins Pass

kendrick perkins no-look pass fail - nba fail gifs

That is one sad pass, Kencrick Perkins.

 

blake griffin fail - nba fail gifs

The reaction from the Golden State Warriors bench is the best. Totally rubbing it in the guy’s face.

 

22. Stick to Dunks, Blake

blake griffin fail - nba fail gifs

The reaction from the Golden State Warriors bench is the best. Totally rubbing it in the guy’s face.

 

blake griffin behind the back pass fail - nba fail gifs

Nice pass Magic Johnson.

 

21. Like I Said, Stick to Dunks, Blake

blake griffin behind the back pass fail - nba fail gifs

Nice pass Magic Johnson.

 

russell westbrook dunk fail - nba fail gifs

Westbrook looks all majestic as he comes sailing in. Then he gets stuffed by the rim.

 

20. Westbrook Dunk Fail

russell westbrook dunk fail - nba fail gifs

Westbrook looks all majestic as he comes sailing in. Then he gets stuffed by the rim.

 

russell westbrook layup airball - nba fail gifs

Missing a layup is one thing. But airing out a layup? That’s brutal.

 

19. Westbrook Layup Airball

russell westbrook layup airball - nba fail gifs

Missing a layup is one thing. But airing out a layup? That’s brutal.

 

pistons celebration fail - nba fail gifs

The Hawks are really good this year, so if you beat them you definitely should celebrate. Just be careful not to overdo it.

 

18. Celebration Fail

pistons celebration fail - nba fail gifs

The Hawks are really good this year, so if you beat them you definitely should celebrate. Just be careful not to overdo it.

 

lebron dunk fail - nba fail gifs

Here’s definitive proof that even the best look like jackasses every once in a while.

 

17. LeBron Layup Fail

lebron dunk fail - nba fail gifs

Here’s definitive proof that even the best look like jackasses every once in a while.

 

dwyane wade layup fail - nba fail gifs

You know who else used to miss layups all the time? Me, when I was 12.

 

16. D-Wade Layup Fail

dwyane wade layup fail - nba fail gifs

You know who else used to miss layups all the time? Me, when I was 12.

 

tony parker free throw fail - nba fail gifs

Don’t worry, they gave him a do-over.

 

15. Tony Parker Airs Out a Free Throw

tony parker free throw fail - nba fail gifs

Don’t worry, they gave him a do-over.

 

dwight howard free throw airball - nba fail gifs

The refs didn’t give Dwight Howard a do-over, though. Probably because nobody likes Dwight Howard, because Dwight Howard is a douche.

 

14. Dwight Howard Airs Out a Free Throw

dwight howard free throw airball - nba fail gifs

The refs didn’t give Dwight Howard a do-over, though. Probably because nobody likes Dwight Howard, because Dwight Howard is a douche.

 

desagana diop free throw airball - nba fail gifs

Poor Diop.

 

13. DeSanaga Diop Airs Out a Free Throw

desagana diop free throw airball - nba fail gifs

Poor Diop.

 

josh smith dunk fail - nba fail gifs

In hindsight, it was probably not a great idea to go for the reverse dunk.

 

12. Josh Smith Dunk Fail

josh smith dunk fail - nba fail gifs

In hindsight, it was probably not a great idea to go for the reverse dunk.

 

malone vs rodman - nba fail gifs

I wonder if Dennis Rodman also has a standing offer to knuckle up with The Mailman?

 

11. Comedy of Errors

malone vs rodman - nba fail gifs

I wonder if Dennis Rodman also has a standing offer to knuckle up with The Mailman?

 

vince carter crossover fail - nba fail gifs

Vince Carter has given us so many incredible, breathtaking moments on the basketball court. This was definitely not one of them.

 

10. Vince Carter Crossover Fail

vince carter crossover fail - nba fail gifs

Vince Carter has given us so many incredible, breathtaking moments on the basketball court. This was definitely not one of them.

 

bargnani dunk fail - nba fail gifs

Leave it to Andrea Bargnani to air out a DUNK.

 

9. Bargnani Reverse Dunk Airball

bargnani dunk fail - nba fail gifs

Leave it to Andrea Bargnani to air out a DUNK.

 

andrea bargnani dunk fail - nba fail gifs

Either Andrea Bargnani has no idea what his body is physically capable of doing, or he just makes really poor decisions.

 

8. Bargnani Posterization Fail

andrea bargnani dunk fail - nba fail gifs

Either Andrea Bargnani has no idea what his body is physically capable of doing, or he just makes really poor decisions.

 

glen big bady davis dunk layup fail - nba fail gifs

At what point did Glen “Big Baby” Perkins realize he was not going to get above the rim?

 

7. Big Baby Dunk Fail

glen big bady davis dunk layup fail - nba fail gifs

At what point did Glen “Big Baby” Perkins realize he was not going to get above the rim?

 

roy hibbert inbound fail - nba fail gifs

Pacers big man Roy Hibbert had a really rough time during the 2014 playoffs. This play pretty much sums it up.

 

6. Roy Hibbert Inbound Fail

roy hibbert inbound fail - nba fail gifs

Pacers big man Roy Hibbert had a really rough time during the 2014 playoffs. This play pretty much sums it up.

 

suns inbound fail - nba fail gifs

Not really sure what Eric Bledsoe was thinking here, but P.J. Tucker was definitely not happy.

 

5. Eric Bledsoe Inbound Fail

suns inbound fail - nba fail gifs

Not really sure what Eric Bledsoe was thinking here, but P.J. Tucker was definitely not happy.

 

miami heat inbound fail - nba fail gifs

Hey Norris Cole, here’s a pro tip: if you pass the ball to a teammate while standing behind the baseline, THAT COUNTS AS AN INBOUND PASS.

 

4. Norris Cole Inbound Fail

miami heat inbound fail - nba fail gifs

Hey Norris Cole, here’s a pro tip: if you pass the ball to a teammate while standing behind the baseline, THAT COUNTS AS AN INBOUND PASS.

 

lebron pass fail - nba fail gifs

Nobody can ever accuse LeBron of being a selfish player.

 

3. LePass

lebron pass fail - nba fail gifs

Nobody can ever accuse LeBron of being a selfish player.

 

nick young layup fail - nba fail gifs

Nick Young, a.k.a. Swaggy P, is one of the best bench players in the NBA. But damn does this guy struggles with layups.

 

2. Nick Young Layup Struggles

nick young layup fail - nba fail gifs

Nick Young, a.k.a. Swaggy P, is one of the best bench players in the NBA. But damn does this guy struggles with layups.

 

nick young layup fail 1 - nba fail gifs

Like I said, Nick Young struggles with layups. In fact, he’s almost as bad as layups as he is ceremonial first pitches.

1. Nick Young Layup Struggles, Part 2

nick young layup fail 1 - nba fail gifs

Like I said, Nick Young struggles with layups. In fact, he’s almost as bad as layups as he is ceremonial first pitches.



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