Joakim Noah has never been a shooter.
In his 635 career NBA games, he's launched a grand total of 14 3-pointers. He's made zero.
So when Noah found himself totally unguarded with the ball on the perimeter during a recent game against the Detroit Pistons, the defense wasn't too worried. In fact, not a single Piston attempted to close out on Noah. That gave Noah all the false confidence he needed to hoist the single most pathetic airball in history:
Wow. I'm sorry you had to see that. Without a doubt, that's one of the worst shots a professional basketball player has ever taken.
One, he's wearing a bandage on his left ear due to a recent tussle with Marc Gasol, which makes him look like he forgot to take off part of his mummy Halloween costume. It's a pretty bad look. However, unless Noah uses his hearing to see his surroundings like a bat, it's no excuse for his horrible shot.
Two, Noah takes forever before he finally decides to shoot the ball. Confident shooters catch the ball and don't think twice before pulling the trigger. Noah oddly staggers forward, pump fakes to no one, stands in disbelief for a second and finally decides to shoot. It's the antithesis of smooth.
Three, Noah's jump shot form is appalling. Why are his knees so close together? Why is he shooting directly from his chest? Why does he even bother jumping? The whole thing looks like a baby calf trying to take its first steps.
Finally, the shot doesn't even enter the same zip code as the basket. It looks like someone replaced the basketball with an orange-painted bowling ball. If Tobias Harris didn't rebound that ball before it hit the ground, I'm pretty sure it would've burrowed straight into the court.
The Knicks are now 1-2 on the season and Noah is averaging 2.7 points per game. The next time he finds himself wide open far away from the hoop, he'd be better off calling a timeout.
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