Is This The DUMBEST PLAY Of The NBA Season?

26. Vel 2021.
150 165 Pregleda

We may have witnessed the dumbest play of the season during the closing seconds of the Nuggets vs Wizards game on Thursday. It was so crazy that both teams were equally surprised by it.
Let me explain what happened and try to understand why it happened. What up everybody my name is Stefan and this is Heat Check. Let’s get into it.
Down by 2 at the end, with 7 second difference between shot clock and game clock, Denver obviously needs a stop and a score. And they get the best possible chance after a long bounce transforms into a 4 on 1 break. But then check out what they get out of it. Scramble situation, Campazzo shoots a tough shot at the buzzer and misses almost everything.
As we take a look at this angle, it’s unreal to me how first of all Murray isn’t really attacking the basket. He is already starting to fade to the left instead of going in a straight line all the way to the rim. But then check out the other 3 Nuggets players who had a clean layup. Absolutely nobody here so they could walk their way to an easy basket to tie the game.
But instead every one of Campazzo, Morris and Porter Jr, just line up one next to the other at the three point line.
And again, this is what they get out of that 4 on 1 situation.
To me this sparks a wider conversation about today’s style of play. What Steph Curry and Klay Thompson did- stopping on a break and hitting a three, influenced an entire generation that this is the correct way of doing things, and that you should do it because 3 is of course worth more than 2 points.
But on 1 side we have the absolute best shooters in NBA history, and on the other side we have average guys in an end of game situation down by 2 with open lane and a chance to tie it with an almost 100%
Just like the rule on defense is always to stop the ball first, and teams have failed to do that- The same way the rule on offense rule is, always go for the easiest and highest percentage shot available. And Denver failed to do that in this situation.
To say that coach Mike Malone was disappointed after the game would definitely be an understatement.
And again at the very end I just want to stress how as guilty as the other 3 guys are, Jamal Murray is responsible just as much for it since he initially did not look to attack with the ball in his hands and kinda settled right here at the 3 point line. To me that’s unacceptable.
Anyway this was just a quick video to teach the young guys to always go for the easiest opportunity available, especially with the game on the line. That’s it for now, subscribe and talk to you in the next one. Peace out.

  • Murry had beal on him. He successfully brought the attention of both defenders on him. Nothing on Murray

    Moukh shiiiMoukh shiiiPrije 7 dana
  • Jamal Murray should've passed it instead of faking and passing because MPJ was in the corner and he can shoot. Also on the other hand any of them should've cut to the basket

    Wiktor RRWiktor RRPrije 8 dana
  • Tie at Home, win on the road.

    Greg 612ABGreg 612ABPrije 8 dana
  • this man can make an open layup with a kiddie court but apparently the nuggets cant

    Michael SardarMichael SardarPrije 8 dana
  • Wow denver.. really?

    Your PlayNate TVYour PlayNate TVPrije 13 dana
  • Murray fault, MPJ is setting on a corner three knowing Jamal will sprint to a layup and if a defender bothers Jamal he can kick to MPJ for an open corner 3

    Lo SanctionsLo SanctionsPrije 23 dana
  • Theyre just too lazy to play in the ot.

    Hallward HallwardHallward HallwardPrije 24 dana
  • A thinking basketball fan: "I'd take an OT than a sure L." This generation's player: "Nope. I'mma take a 3."

    Loren ChristopherLoren ChristopherPrije 26 dana
  • DAMN.. not all the time we need superhero.. we only need IQ!

    iamsick talkingwithuiamsick talkingwithuPrije 28 dana
  • Choose high percentage? What basketball are you? NBA 2K14 Mycareer?

    jerry lonoryjerry lonoryPrije mjesec
  • Steph Curry never told people with 10% 3-points shooting to make those shots during clutch time.

    MakeDredd2MakeDredd2Prije mjesec
  • If they scored the 3 they would have won instead of simply tying the game

    Leon the thirdLeon the thirdPrije mjesec
  • Dumbass shit i see this year

    yutz zyyutz zyPrije mjesec
  • No blame should fall on Murray he had the only defender committed to guard him with another trailing, it's those 3 other players fault for non of them cutting to the basket.

    Renny FlemingRenny FlemingPrije mjesec
  • This is the modern NBA...I miss real basketball with intelligent play and DEFENSE.

    Thebigbad1013Thebigbad1013Prije mjesec
  • Clippers tonight against Boston 3pts all night just to loose

    JB86JB86Prije mjesec
  • If playing ball was your job which one would you choose - go for a win or lose three or a guaranteed layup that will make you and 23 other guys work overtime?

    Krišjānis DzalbeKrišjānis DzalbePrije mjesec
  • They need to trade to get zo. You need that iq

    wpaiawpaiaPrije mjesec
  • 3 idiots, JM was not to blame here

    André FinanceAndré FinancePrije mjesec
  • they probably have the feeling of losing in overtime, so the hell with it and take the 3

    Digital LugawDigital LugawPrije mjesec
  • Simple! They want a Highlight in their Career! That's the new style of Basketball, stacking individual stats and highlights!

    Martkos WolfMartkos WolfPrije mjesec
  • Nuggs need to trade MPJ before the rest of the league catches on that he's not that great.

    Skeeter JohnsonSkeeter JohnsonPrije mjesec
  • It was not Murray's fault as he was looking to pass. It is more like Porter's fault.

    Ronaldo BuenafeRonaldo BuenafePrije mjesec
  • Maybe they were just tired and tried to hit the game winner to go home 😂😂

    VoltZVoltZPrije mjesec
  • they probably thought "i don't wanna go to overtime man, i wanna hurry home and play my career on 2k21"

    Now Back To MeNow Back To MePrije mjesec
  • Of the season...? might be dumbest in history

    Jn McJn McPrije mjesec
  • Wtf is MPJ doing he had a Clear Lane to the Basket but went for the 3 probably wanted to be the hero with a game winning 3 instead of bringing the game to a tie with a Wide open layup or Dunk

    who the Fuck is thiswho the Fuck is thisPrije mjesec
  • THIS IS CRAZY? can u imagine magic johnson doing something like this (a 4 & 1 break with james worthy bryon scott & michael cooper) with tha lakers & pat riley watching that 😂😂 i got 2 laugh. WOW All that & that what u get a 3point shot instead of a layup & going to overtime they deserve too lose💯. 🤔LIKE KENNY SMITH & OTHERS BE SAYIN' U LIVE BY THE 3 & U DIE BY THE 3😂👏😂 is a 3point shot league NOW. This ERA is WEAK & SOFT! Sad but true!!

    William FelixWilliam FelixPrije mjesec
  • That was Michael Porter Jr.'s bad.

    Zed Jal UyZed Jal UyPrije mjesec
  • That was Michael Porter Jr.'s bad.

    Zed Jal UyZed Jal UyPrije mjesec
  • Kyrie Irving influenced ball hogging culture then.

    Adarsh SrivastavaAdarsh SrivastavaPrije mjesec
  • They dont want an overtime.

  • They all expected somebody else to make the play

    Norumbega ManNorumbega ManPrije mjesec
  • All I'm just gonna say is A Win is better than A Draw

    Easy GamingEasy GamingPrije mjesec
  • As a Nuggets fan, i feel bad

    Marshmello MusicMarshmello MusicPrije mjesec
  • Tis dumb, ngl

  • I think they just wanted the game winning shot✌️

    Edwina AdjeiEdwina AdjeiPrije mjesec
  • My bro Stefan spills pure gold relationship advice to young guys - always go for the easiest opportunity available - and, yet, everyone talks about basketball. smh

    darko99xdarko99xPrije mjesec
  • Imagine the coach in the locker room

    Joze VogrinecJoze VogrinecPrije mjesec
  • Everybody wants to be a hero who won the game.

    Miķelis BaltruksMiķelis BaltruksPrije mjesec
  • Lol, JR Smith

    lokeyGee87lokeyGee87Prije mjesec
  • i really like Jamal Murray but that was an idiotic play. not only that he stopped himself at the 3-point line, he then threw this horrable pass. it was clear that he was totally overwhelmed by this 4v1 situation. i bet, if it would have been 2v1 he would have made the right decision and attacked the rim to tie the game by himself or make the right pass to tie the game.

    BlasiusKarachusBlasiusKarachusPrije mjesec
  • Everybody just wants to make the hero buzzer-beating, game winning, #1 top ten shot. No one cares about a regular season game compared to million on views on social media if you hit the shot.

    Mathieu PilotMathieu PilotPrije mjesec
  • I don't think Murray is at fault at all, he already saw 3 guys with the opportunity to attack the basket, and he already saw that Beal was already comitting to stop him, so instead of attacking and clogging up the paint, he decided to stop at the 3pt line and hand over the ball to a cutting player for a wide open layup, sadly none did that.

    MochiMochiPrije mjesec
    • No, the correct play in the situation is for Murray to drive and try to draw contact, and for the others to fill the lanes. He was absolutely at fault.

      Mark JenningsMark JenningsPrije mjesec
  • The coach of the Nuggets though 🤣

    Justin FranciscoJustin FranciscoPrije mjesec
  • I dont think that it is as dumb as it looks. Percantage to win the match isn't higher than make that. If you can't make that shot you can't win it in ot anyway. Hypothetically speaking, them winning in ot 50% and make a 'open' (wide open) shot might be higher. If he is a 35% shooter it includes tough shots as well. I don't say it is smart but not as dumb as is it looks. sorry for my grammatical errors.

    Arda TörerArda TörerPrije mjesec
  • it is

    •Cyrus••Cyrus•Prije mjesec
  • It's almost like a scrimmage play from 2k

    Vermithrax MechanicVermithrax MechanicPrije mjesec
  • It's almost like a scrimmage play from 2k

    Vermithrax MechanicVermithrax MechanicPrije mjesec
  • That one of the reason why they never win championship. Too much risk. They only think being a hero. 🤦

    ZiirZiirPrije mjesec
  • This is NBA ball over the past 7-8 years in one sequence.

    Ryan ColeRyan ColePrije mjesec
  • Dont. Ever. Cross. The. Line. Because the floor is LAVA

    Cleo Thed VicenteCleo Thed VicentePrije mjesec
  • I've noticed this a lot with other teams also. That's the thing with habits. The mindset changes. Then those players end up forgetting the simplest ways of scoring and winning games.

    António Júlio SousaAntónio Júlio SousaPrije mjesec
  • Murray not driving was actually smart, it drew the one defender back out of the paint and left the basket wide open. That's where the IQ stops tho

    Chris ShermanChris ShermanPrije mjesec
  • Curry or Thompson would've cut to the basket and they're arguably the 2 best shooters of all time lmao.

    Blah BlahBlah BlahPrije mjesec
  • What happens when players do nothing but focus on 3 pt. Shots on fastbreak. Easy layup if you just attack basket on a 3 on 1

    Tre' AllenTre' AllenPrije mjesec
  • When everyone is trying to be a hero

    Jisoo ShuhuaJisoo ShuhuaPrije mjesec
  • Bench them all for 1 game

    Maverick SupertrampMaverick SupertrampPrije mjesec
  • dude stop doing this weird thing with your voice dude

    Joan Serra DomínguezJoan Serra DomínguezPrije mjesec
  • “Dumb as rocks” - *Sir Charles*

    Mdautkreix -Mdautkreix -Prije mjesec
  • Yes, yes it is

    Stephen CurryStephen CurryPrije mjesec
  • I've been saying this since 2015. The current small ball, soft, loose defense and Chuck as many 3s as possible gameplay sucks.

    Chun-Bonn TangChun-Bonn TangPrije mjesec
  • tbh I find it understandable to want to end the game instead of tying it. So "unaccaptable" is an overstatement but one should obviously cut to the basket yes.

    N.A.F.KN.A.F.KPrije mjesec
  • Yes it is... This play perfectly describes what scrubs Jokic has to play with.... Smh poor Jokic losing his mvp bcoz of trash team

    non_facenon_facePrije mjesec
  • that's why NBA legends is laughing to the playstyle of today's NBA. You have the higher chance to score in the paint than shooting a three...

    Nogah LermanNogah LermanPrije mjesec
  • I don't blame them. I blame the coaches for allowing them to think they're Steph Curry.

    gqn2gqn2Prije mjesec
  • Should have ran to the other side of the room and jacked a three hah.

    Raz MatazzRaz MatazzPrije mjesec
  • I think what really ruined it was that Murray burned down the clock and then made a horrible pass to the leg area with less than 2 seconds. It's just a season game, not the playoffs so it might actually be a reality check for the whole team and they will 100% work on their mistakes.

    ArmoredFighter1ArmoredFighter1Prije mjesec
  • At 2:35 u can see that Murray was actually gonna pass to the basket but then passed it out cuz he assumed that at least one person will be at the basket so not as much his fault. Of he cut ti the basket then it will draw the defender there so he tried to keep the defender up top so one of, or really all three, other nuggets players would have an easy, open, straight lane.

    Uriel AvrahamUriel AvrahamPrije mjesec
  • But if they made it, this video would be completely different

    Noel DancelNoel DancelPrije mjesec
  • When I see the dumb plays I remember jr smiths possesion and pissed of again

    Emirhan CeylanEmirhan CeylanPrije mjesec
  • Denver didn’t want ot

    N BChoxN BChoxPrije mjesec
  • Idiots players like that should be traded

    Rex LutherRex LutherPrije mjesec
  • Basketball 101. If the lane is open drive hard. Go with the highest shot percentage

    Billy Joel BaguioBilly Joel BaguioPrije mjesec
  • This is how Curry changed the NBA 😂😂😂💀

    JoshuaJoshuaPrije mjesec
  • that is mental block!!!

    Ghetto SwieGhetto SwiePrije mjesec
  • My nba2k18 teammates have a better program than the brains of those 3 at the 3point line😅

    Sleazy Schlock GamingSleazy Schlock GamingPrije mjesec
  • Maybe the nuggets thought they couldn't win overtime - maybe because their team was tired, so they decided to shoot three. So they will take the lead

    Wisnu Aji PrasetyoWisnu Aji PrasetyoPrije mjesec
  • 1) Murray should dribble with left towards the basket, run faster 2) MPJ cut to the basket

    Robert BalejikRobert BalejikPrije mjesec
  • When it works, it looks good. But most of the time, it’s just lazy bball.

    John SantanaJohn SantanaPrije mjesec

    Cringeworthy channelCringeworthy channelPrije mjesec
  • Idiots

    Cory RagsdaleCory RagsdalePrije mjesec
  • Is that what they do in practice?doing fastbreak like that 🤷

    Arvin TeigeArvin TeigePrije mjesec
  • Did they think they were the GSW with Klay and Steph waiting for the ball? 😅

    Philip Alfred IdioPhilip Alfred IdioPrije mjesec
  • This is almost every random in NBA 2K Rec.. probably wouldn't even pass the ball but shoot by himself.

    Silk LionSilk LionPrije mjesec
  • Dumbest play of all time

    kaiden8701kaiden8701Prije mjesec
  • Dumb coz he missed but imagine if he didn't??

    Mr. Promoter D.Mr. Promoter D.Prije mjesec
  • It's either you go to top1 on nba top 10 or you come to heat check... 😂

    Jacky YouJacky YouPrije mjesec
  • How does MPJ live with only 6 working braincells?

    Toh NicToh NicPrije mjesec
  • No. 1. Imagine if that shot goes in. There's no talk about it. It would be the usual thing because GSW has been doing it. 2. It's been a talk because it went off while game is on the line. 3. It's a proof of today's basketball. 4. It's a proof of non importance of early stage of regular season. What i meant, imagine they did that in the post season. You chose between tying the game, which at that situation was highly probable, than 3pt. game winning. When you lose, you are down in the series.

    Alonzo BallAlonzo BallPrije mjesec
  • *Murray Open* Also murray: ill just pass to this random dude

    Real DababyReal DababyPrije mjesec
    • Campazzo is not a random, the mistake is in MPJ hands.

      joacojoacoPrije 14 dana
  • Total brainfart on the Nuggets’ part!

    Eduardson de GuzmanEduardson de GuzmanPrije mjesec
  • i believe few games ago Lakers also did this against the Heat..

    Derick AdeboiDerick AdeboiPrije mjesec
  • They sold the game

  • So basically nuggets tryna be warriors for a moment but didnt work

    Tonald DrumpTonald DrumpPrije mjesec
  • Thats how Curry change the game

    Jeo MonterolaJeo MonterolaPrije mjesec
  • what would happen if campazzo hit that shot, they would all be praising this "new style"

    Random CatRandom CatPrije mjesec
  • Every one of those dudes should be on the bench.

    The Yung FlashThe Yung FlashPrije mjesec
  • Somebody on that team said they were going for the win. The result:

    French Fry in your McDonalds BagFrench Fry in your McDonalds BagPrije mjesec
  • nba is fake. they weren't scripted to win this one, that's all. nba is exactly like WWE. sad but true.

    a ba bPrije mjesec