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Video: The most heartbreaking play in basketball history?

posted at 8:45 am on March 9, 2013 by

I thought that guy lamely lobbing the ball up at halfcourt in the New Rochelle/Mount Vernon game was bad, but he’s got nothing on this poor kid. Good lord.

With a one-point lead, 2.9 seconds to play and possession of the ball, all Hugo High School had to do was inbound the basketball and run out the clock to advance in the Oklahoma state boys’ basketball tournament.

But what followed stunned everyone.

Hugo guard Trey Johnson got confused after he received the inbounds pass and laid the ball into the wrong basket just before time expired, giving the opposing team, Millwood High, a 38-37 win Thursday night and a place in the Class 3A semifinals.

Gigantic mental mistakes do happen with time running down even in the biggest games, as Fred Brown or Chris Webber could tell you. But laying in the winning basket for the other team at the buzzer? Dude?

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“He stupid…”

cat-scratch on March 9, 2013 at 9:06 AM

Gigantic mental mistakes do happen with time running down even in the biggest games, as Fred Brown or Chris Webber could tell you.

Roy Riegels & Jim Marshall.

Don’t feel too bad, kid. You’re in good company.

itsnotaboutme on March 9, 2013 at 9:07 AM

Yet another example why baseball is vastly superior to basketball.

rbj on March 9, 2013 at 9:11 AM

Yet another example why baseball is vastly superior to basketball.

rbj on March 9, 2013 at 9:11 AM

80% of HS graduates cannot read. Nothing in sports surprises me.

antisense on March 9, 2013 at 9:12 AM

Kinda like going to Obama’s bipartisan propaganda dinner date while the One’s lies were actually being exposed by the MSM, the Democrats were divided over drones, and a Republican colleague was exploiting both with a real filibuster.

forest on March 9, 2013 at 9:22 AM

Was his name Chris Christie? (I keed… sort of, I doubt CC could have gotten to the basket that quickly.)

I can’t watch it. That poor kid is going to have a knot in his stomach for years.

Fallon on March 9, 2013 at 10:03 AM

Leon Lett it go….

hillsoftx on March 9, 2013 at 10:06 AM

Interested in trading for a fully paid timeshare in Cancun worth $8500?

McCain. He stupid.

Midas on March 9, 2013 at 10:34 AM

Yet another example why baseball is vastly superior to basketball.
rbj on March 9, 2013 at 9:11 AM

What a silly statement! Ridiculous

journeymike on March 9, 2013 at 10:48 AM

This kid is gonna have to change colleges. Move to a different state just to find a date. Dang.

GWB on March 9, 2013 at 10:52 AM

Yet another example why baseball is vastly superior to basketball.
rbj on March 9, 2013 at 9:11 AM

What a silly statement! Ridiculous

journeymike on March 9, 2013 at 10:48 AM

Basketball hasn’t been the same since they relaxed “Travelling” and “Palming” rules to allow players a couple of steps to build up momentum for high-flying aerial dunks. Thank you Dr. J.

Mitoch55 on March 9, 2013 at 11:13 AM

Heartbreak city. I hope the kid can survive the shaming.

conservative pilgrim on March 9, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Basketball hasn’t been the same since they relaxed “Travelling” and “Palming” rules to allow players a couple of steps to build up momentum for high-flying aerial dunks. Thank you Dr. J.

Mitoch55 on March 9, 2013 at 11:13 AM

There are a few NBA teams that still play good basketball. San Antonio is one. The college game is affected by the players leaving early for $$$$$. Granted there are a few teams that play decent basketball, but you’ll find them in the smaller schools because the players stay all 4 years. The women’s college game is a joke because of the disparity and they let the wo/man Brittany Griner play. Yeah, it’s disheartening for basketball fans. I only watch certain teams (Duke & the ACC) and games with certain teams. The coach makes a difference too. Compare a John Calipari or Roy Williams to a Brad Stevens or Shaka Smart. Makes all the difference in who they recruit and how they play the game.

conservative pilgrim on March 9, 2013 at 11:31 AM

Was expecting John McCain…

John Kettlewell on March 9, 2013 at 12:20 PM

Nice layup.

STL_Vet on March 9, 2013 at 12:31 PM

The game was tied at 7 all,
When Franklin found he had the ball.
He made a connection
In the other direction
And the crowd started shoutin’ out Interjections!

Aw! You threw it the wrong way!
Darn! You just lost the game!
Hooray, I’m for the other team!

Brundlefly on March 9, 2013 at 1:34 PM

Yeah. This is still my favorite buzzer-beater.

http://www.nba.com/video/channels/nba_tv/2012/08/01/20120801_Bird_stole_the_ball.nba/index.html

TexasDan on March 9, 2013 at 2:01 PM

…are they keeping all sharp objects away from him for a while?
…what did the coach say in the huddle beforehand?

KOOLAID2 on March 9, 2013 at 8:03 PM

…are they keeping all sharp objects away from him for a while?
…what did the coach say in the huddle beforehand?

http://www.nba.com/video/channels/nba_tv/2012/08/01/20120801_Bird_stole_the_ball.nba/index.html

TexasDan on March 9, 2013 at 2:01 PM

…I remember watching that when I was younger…I thought the Pistons could not lose…it was the first time ever I had gone into shock!…I couldn’t move!

KOOLAID2 on March 9, 2013 at 8:21 PM

He stoooopid… aaay!

EddieC on March 9, 2013 at 11:39 PM