Wizards Broadcaster Mistakes Airball for Game-Winner (VIDEO)

by February 28, 2013

Trevor Ariza’s baseline airball at the buzzer grazed the net, fooling the great Steve Buckhantz into thinking the Washington Wizards had won the game. After watching the replays and confirming the Detroit Pistons’ 96-95 victory, Buckhantz good-naturedly laughed at himself. Per the WaPo: “They’re saying it did not go!’ Buckhantz said, as Chenier chuckled sadly. ‘We saw what appeared to be the ball go through the net, but evidently it came up short.’ … ‘I was wondering why we didn’t see more reaction from the Wizards’ players,’ Chenier pointed out. ‘So the Dagger has been retracted,’ Buckhantz said. ‘First time ever, I believe,’ Chenier added. Recall, Buckhantz and Phil Chenier were moved well off the floor this season, and now watch the games from a more distant vantage point.”