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26th Mar 2017

Gravity kicks in as basketball player accidentally shoots into his own net

Damn you gravity!

Rory Cashin

This is the definition of not knowing your own strength.

It was the Elite Eight match-up between Xavier and Gonzaga, another run of the mill game, and things were heating up with the teams pretty close on points.

Xavier’s Trevon Bluiett took a shot, missed, Gonzaga’s Johnathan Williams tried to take over, and then this happened:


If that wasn’t enough though, the game gave us another amazing moment, when seconds from the end, Xavier’s JP Macura took this magnificent three-pointer shot:

Unfortunately officials ruled that Macura took the shot less than half a second after the full time buzzer went off, so the shot was disallowed, and his team lost 39-49.

So there you have it.

Two amazing shots that you could never re-enact under normal, pressure-free circumstances.

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