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?
Try wearing sweatbands on your forearms, Serge. They might improve your grip.
30. Ibaka Blows It
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
Kent Bazemore was a little too enthusiastic about that Jodie Meeks airball.
28. Sit Down, Kent Bazemore
Hey, remember that time JaVale McGee forgot how to dribble? That was funny.
27. LOL JaVale
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.