Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 at 10:25 am  |  28 responses

Russell Westbrook Shoots from Halfcourt Early in Shot Clock (VIDEO)

Thinking he was about to be fouled by Gary Neal, Russell Westbrook launched and badly missed a halfcourt heave in the third quarter of last night’s OKC Thunder 105-93 loss in San Antonio. He’s the best.

(H/T: @cjzero)

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  • pippenainteasy

    He just accidentally hit square.

  • http://twitter.com/_DFrance DFrance

    Well it looks like Neal did foul him, but the refs NEVER give 3 free throws on that so why even bother?

  • Madubbs

    Smhhhh how will okc ever contest with miami with stupid turnovers/shots like this?!?

  • Draak Grafula

    This is what happens to me constantly when I try to play games like NBA2K…

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  • Jay

    It was very clearly a foul on Neal. You can’t put two hands on a guy on the perimeter like that. So worst case scenario in Westbrook’s mind was the ref would call a foul on the floor.

    I promise that it would’ve been called a foul had Lebron been bringing the ball up the floor. Also, everyone would be lauding him for his high basketball IQ for putting up a shot and trying to get 3 free throws…

  • http://twitter.com/stepfdelaghetto Stepfan Raiford

    Trying the Chris Paul…

  • pposse

    that was a foul plain and simple. Smart play by Westbrook, just wrong person to do it. CP would probably get that call

  • Paul tried it last week when a team fouled him just over halfcourt and he said right away to the refs i tried to shoot the 3pointer but they didnt give him 3 FT´s just a normal foul on the floor

  • spit hot fiyah

    he was looking for the foul, let’s move on

  • Max

    You shouldn’t spam that steal button Westbrook!

  • Mike Mihalow

    Neal puts his hands out and Westbrook ran into them and shot it. If they call that a foul, then you’d see players doing that every game.

  • pposse

    neals hands extended to rw’s chest. Idk what you are looking at.

  • pposse

    gotcha. Either way, no one in the NBA tries to stick a PG (let alone Russell Westbrook) from the half court line. As a referee you should be anticipating a foul if that is what the defender is trying to do. The ref should get fined for this, this is such a simple and obvoius call to make. The three ft’s is really unimportant, atleast make a call on the ground before the shot.

  • Reedo

    This shouldnt even be a story bashing Westbrook, Slam make an article about how KD had 26 pts on 13 attempts and Westbrook had 25 on 26 attempts smh…

  • RayJr

    Boneheaded gamble. Was a foul but he should know refs are always homers in SA. Home court will be huge for them bc refs let SAS get away with murder.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ben Osborne

    That really has my laughing. Oh Russ.

  • SBC

    If you think the refs let SAS get away with murder on their home floor you clearly didn’t pay attention to game 5 of the WCF or last night’s game, for that matter. The Thunder were in the bonus with 6 1/2 minutes to go and got three touch calls that hadn’t been fouls all night within about a minute of that to nearly pull them back in the game. If anyone’s got the edge in whistles it’s OKC. Russ and KD together have more made freethrows this season than 10 teams.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    to be fair, Durant had 8 more FT attempts…so it’s slightly less bad lol

  • Seth

    I press what I think is the pass button… shot from full court.

  • bike

    Notice how Russ is the last one back on defense after that. He was probably thinking ‘so help me God, if anyone says anything to me….’

  • King David

    my dude i literally laughed out loud, 2 thumbs up!

  • analfissures

    What’s up with the b!tch flop after Russell shoots it? Why you gotta flop after you foul somebody and get away with it?

  • Abdullahi3

    If reggie jackson had played then durant would average 30+

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    hahahahaha. premium Shaq-tin a fool material

  • Kevin

    Gotta love Russ. Young Sabo never disappoints

  • Lloyd

    Kendrick Perkins reaction is killing me! Looked at Russ like “wtf was that?”

  • Matt

    Too bad Russell Westbrook is one of the best in the league at balancing his scoring and distributing.