AK47 misses everything from point-blank range, and all head coach Ty Corbin can do is look on in disbelief, and sweat away the pain:
Tags: Andrei Kirilenko, Denver Nuggets, Feature TV, Tyrone Corbin, Utah Jazz
Read the SLAMonline Discussion Rules before posting.
I was rollin when he did that.
Kenyon Martin with that final swipe after AK47 took it away saved the win for the Nuggets. Threw off Kirelenko just enough.
Instead of Martin just inbounding the ball, trying to get a technical really?
that’s tough to watch if your a Jazz fan.
What a dumb play by Kenyon.
@Fat Lever, yep, had to watch it four or five times to catch it.
pffthahahahaha funniest thing I saw last night. Besides that huge lead Miami blew lol what a night.
thats tough to watch if your a Nuggets fan
THe title is misleading. Making it sound like he was all alone for a layup or something. It was a great play by Kirilenko to steal the ball on an inbound but Keyon put a hand on it right when he was going up. Btw, could the refs call something on that since Kenyon touch the ball while out of bounds? Anyways, loved Webber’s reaction lol
Looks like Kalashnikov needs to switch to 5.56 rounds.
are you guys serious slam? there should be 0 hate on ak for this. he got the steal in the first place, no one can expect that from him so what ever he does after is bonus. as fat lever said kenyon made the ball slip enough from aks hands to force the mistake on the rushed shot, not to mention touching the ball out of bounds. should be the jazz ball with 1 second left.
Kenyon martin must have been stoned or something to do a play as sh*tty as that
You can’t blame AK for the loss, but that was terrible. What are you people talking that it wasn’t an open layup? That’s about as easy as it can get. When you get millions for playing ball, you got to make that.
Paperstacks and Lazarus are spot on. The title is totally misleading. He basically got stripped of the ball and was just trying his hardest to get it up on the rim. Honestly if you look at it in slow mo, it looks like he was trying to dunk it and his fingertips were still on the ball when time expired. Maybe he held it a little longer because of the swipe, but it doesn’t even look like he was gonna get the shot off.
Bonehead play by Martin turning the ball over, but a smart play disrupting the shot.
Martin made a great defensive play by swipin the ball, AK probably shouldve just pivoted and went up. But are you allowed to touch the ball like that while out of bounds on KMarts part? Like that doesnt seem legit, he was standing out of bounds.
Kmart didn’t make a ‘great defensive play’ by swiping the ball but rather effed up a basic inbound pass which might have cost his team, similarly AK messed up a basic layup irregardless of whether Martin distracted him. These a professional NBA players ffs! Those plays wouldn’t be sympathised with at my weekly amateur scrimmage!
To be fair he had just over a second to get the steal and shoot the ball.
you guys that are hating and saying AK had a simple shot and should have made it are just completely ignorant.. have yal ever actually played basketball and been in this situation?(of gettin the ball swiped while going up that is).. its damn near impossible to complete a play like that, so stop hatin
It wouldn’t have counted anyways.
C’mon now. That was a bad play. Yeah, it was a tough shot, but c’mon son.
it was to tie not to win.
if yal dont understand the difficulty of that shot, then yal dont understand basketball
He never lost possession of the ball. Martin barely got his finger tips on it. NBA player regularly make that shot in every single game.
he had his hand on the ball enough to disrupt the shot and cause ak to lose control of it, and the whole time trying to get the shot up as soon as possible.. and no, average nba players do not regularly make that shot in every single game
Martin shifted the ball in his hands, coupled with the fact that he was swinging the ball up from his hip made him lose control of the ball. AK was already only gripping the ball with his fingertips.
Like bashmo said, he never should have bounced the ball. He wasn’t gonna get it off in time anyway.
Martin touching the ball while out of bounds is what, a tech? Should’ve been a technical, or something to that effect. Also, the refs were reviewing the call; isn’t that something that can retroactively called? Kirilenko lost the ball on an ILLEGAL play. I don’t care if he missed a 1 foot shot or a 30 foot shot. The defender made an illegal play. That’s the hidden, and most important, issue.
Missing I can understand, but not even touching the rim? That’s pathetic. He was a foot away.
He should’ve made it, but it’s a tougher play than it looks. You don’t expect Kenyon to be that careless and just hand you the ball. And with a second left, you’re definitely rushing. You could execute your natural lay-up and possibly not beat the clock. Or you rush it. He rushed it and missed baaaaaadly.
reminds me of the missed courtney lee layup in the NBA FINALS…….
@toronto martin touching that would have just been out of bounds.
He should have put it up as soon as he stole it.
@ ripslam: Actually the ball slipped out of his hands, plus I think Martin got a hand on it, AND he was rushing for the clock. Definitely shouldn’t have dribbled.
@ Toronto: I hear you but the refs actually can’t use replay to change any calls they have made (or neglected to make) once time expires. They can only check to see if the ball has left his hands in time, IF the shot goes in, or how much time should be left on the clock. Or, if the ball was knocked out of bounds and they CALLED IT, they could check to see who it was off of. But they can’t go back in time to make up for missed calls. It sucks but it makes a tad bit of sense.
How do you miss a wide open layup? By the way, isn’t that out of bounds if Kenyon touches the ball from there?
he was just way too excited at the chance to do something relevant in the NBA again
He was too busy thinking about how his hair looked – fumbled the ball.
his awkwardness definitely failed him
Co-Sign Yesse …. inbounds Utah with 0,8 seconds remaining caus K-Mart is out of bounds
Hey – K-Mart touched the ball while in the hands of AK while he was out-of-bounds….is that legal??
The title of this article makes it seem a lot worse than it really is .. he didn’t really have full control of the ball going up plus K-Mart reached in and got the ball
When I first saw the post, I thought Kirilenko was that lady from Glee played by Sue Sylvester. I was like, “oh cool, Glee’s going NBA.” Check out the resemblence: http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2921824512/ch0144273
Come on that’s terrible play by both players
that´s exactly what happens when you are a no good lazy bum who just enjoys his millions
Nobody could’ve made that shot -Cousy,Maravich,Jordan-but no excuses for the immortal Andrei Kirilenko !! If anyone choked,it was the refs.
© 2013 Source Interlink Magazines, LLC, All rights reserved.