Years ago

Worst NBA shooting performance ever?

Last season, Bill Simmons joked about waiting for Ben Gordon to have a 3 of 33 FG night. Ever since, I've been watching for something approaching that level of inaccuracy and persistence.

What's the worst NBA shooting performance ever? Or simply the worst one you've seen on a boxscore recently?

A 4 from 19 or a 1 from 11 happens now and then, but have there been many efforts that are significantly worse?

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Dirty Day  
Years ago

What did Starks shoot in Game 7 of the 1994 Finals? I can't rememeber but it was pretty horrid. Probably not the worst ever though.

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twenty four  
Years ago

Stephen Jackson's had some pretty bad ones....

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Years ago

Starks show 2-18 IIRC.

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Years ago

Not NBA but NBL, Ronaldson had a 2 for 24 (something like that) when playing for the Titans I think against the Sixers at the Dome.

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Im sure if i looked at Baron Davis's game log he would have some terrible ones

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Boom Patrol  
Years ago

is this measured by most shots missed or lowest %?
i recall kobe getting 17-47 nack in the shaq days missing 30 shots

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Years ago

That series for Starks will go down as folklaw in Knicks history as the one that got away. I still remember it....

Knicks were up 3-2 and it was Game 6, Starks had a last second three pointer to clinch the series and Hakeem came from god knows where and blocked it. Starks hit it and it would of been a 'ship to the Knicks.

Knicks lost and then Starks had his 2-18 stink-a-thon in Game 7 handed the Rockets the title...

Here's another piece of useless information about Starks, but he can thank his NY career on Ewing. During preseason training Starks attempted to dunk on Ewing, Ewing got the sh*ts and slammed Starks to the ground, thus injuring Starks knee in the process. In the old days, the Knicks couldn't release him until the injury healed and it took so long for it to heal they had to keep Starks on the roster.

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Years ago

durant has had some shockers.

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hes some good Baron ones:

4/21 (2/9 3's)
6/26 (1/7)
5/22 (2/13)

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Melvin Corpuscle  
Years ago

Tom Gugliottas best 0 from 13 ...

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Who Me?  
Years ago

Here are the Top 20 from, using parameters of: - Season's 2004/05 to 2007/08, Less than 3 Made FG's & more than 15 FGA's.

Rk Player MP FG FGA FG%
1 Al Thornton 43 1 15 6.7%
2 Rashad McCants 25 1 15 6.7%
3 Andre Iguodala 40 2 15 13.3%
4 Jason Richardson 34 2 15 13.3%
5 Danny Granger 39 2 17 11.8%
6 Larry Hughes 40 2 17 11.8%
7 Matt Barnes 38 2 15 13.3%
8 Adam Morrison 28 1 15 6.7%
9 Rasual Butler 45 2 15 13.3%
10 Mark Madsen 30 1 15 6.7%
11 Cuttino Mobley 35 2 15 13.3%
12 J.R. Smith 37 2 15 13.3%
13 Richard Hamilton 38 2 17 11.8%
14 Damon Jones 26 2 15 13.3%
15 Jalen Rose 37 2 16 12.5%
16 Gerald Wallace 37 2 15 13.3%
17 Corey Maggette 37 2 17 11.8%
18 Hedo Turkoglu 34 2 15 13.3%
19 Kobe Bryant 44 2 16 12.5%
20 Rodney Buford 32 2 16 12.5%

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Years ago

Kenyon Martin had a terrible outing in the final game of the 2003 Finals against the Spurs, think it was 3/23 or 3/21 or something.

Outrageously horrible, and it caused me physical pain to watch. There surely has to be a limit to 'shooting yourself out of a slump'...

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Years ago

Confirming that, 3 for 23. 6 points. No free throw attempts.


Here's the box:

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Years ago

That game (or series) also featured the abominable play of a random evil Spur perimeter player (being guarded by Rodney Rogers) feeding Tim Duncan in the post. Rogers went to double team Duncan, who then passed the ball back to the cutting team mate for an easy deuce.

It doesn't sound as bad right there, but it was truly the dumbest single play ever committed in the history of competitive sports.

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Years ago

Duncan's statline in that game is amazing. 88-77 to the Spurs, and Duncan goes for 21 points, 20 rebounds, 10 assists and eight blocks?!

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Years ago

The 94 Finals was a heart breaker. All quoted above by TR, so I won't repeat it. The part about Starks' injured knee is a true story also.

94 still hurts to this day especially since Ewing never got a ring.

1999 was also a heart breaker.

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Run TMC  
Years ago

Tim Hardaway went 0-17 in a Warriors game back in the 90's.

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Bo Hamburger  
Years ago

Before there was Starks, there was DJ: the late Dennis Johnson hatched an egg (size: 14) in Game Seven of the 1978 finals while playing for Seattle.

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d boy  
Years ago

jalen rose shot 4-24 against the blazers when he was a bull and try to start fighting. Maybe if the fight broke out, he would have hit something then lol

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