March 8th, 2015
Any game; apart from the usual skillful clash between two opposing teams; also contains moments which are somewhat unusual or amusing. Incidents of players falling down or exhibiting a very rookie shot, very often make the embarrassing moments’ list in NBA. Other incidents involve an embarrassing defeat to the opposing team and setting poor performance records in NBA history.
Here is a list of the most embarrassing moments in NBA 2014.
Tyson Chandler questioning his Coach
Tyson Chandler, who at the time played for New York Knicks and was winner of the Defensive Player of the Year award in 2012, questioned his team’s coach Mike Woodson for his defense strategy. This came when the Knicks lost with a humiliating defeat of 103-80 to the Brooklyn Nets. Chandler inquired why Knicks’ team kept undergoing changes and argued that this approach is not rendering any proper talent.
New York Knicks’s third worst loss in NBA history
The Knicks suffered a humiliating blow to their reputation as they bore the third worst loss in NBA history to Boston Celtics with the score ending at 114-78. The last big defeat for Knicks was also by Celtics in 2007 with a nearly 50 points loss and score of 104-59.
LeBron James loses focus while playing for Cleveland Cavaliers
When LeBron James grew frustrated with his Cleveland Cavaliers teammates, he gave up playing defense that allowed the opposing Toronto Raptors’ Lou Williams to do a layup and score. This was immediately after LeBron had criticized his teammates for not doing their job and after failing to block Williams. It came as an extremely embarrassing moment for LeBron.
Philadelphia 76ers 0-17 losing streak
Last year went pretty bad for the 76ers. When was the last time you heard of an NBA team winning their first match of the season after losing 17 times? This start to the 2014-2015 season, not only marked the worst for the franchise but also for NBA history.
Philadelphia 76era humiliating loss to Dallas Mavericks
The New York Knicks were not the only ones suffering from a heavy defeat last year. The 53 point loss of Philadelphia 76ers to the Dallas Mavericks on November 13, 2014, led to the worst ever defeat for the franchise despite the return of Michael Carter-Williams.
JR Smith getting fined for loosening the shoelaces of opponents
An intense game sure has the capacity to frustrate any player, but Knicks’ player JR Smith’s move of untying shoelaces of the opposing team players during a free-throw set a new low. This isn’t the first time JR has done it and has been caught at it many times before. This trickery of his landed him with an enormous $50,000 fine.
There are many embarrassing moments surrounding the actions of certain basketball players or the performances of particular teams in a season, reflecting their humiliation. Nonetheless, it goes without saying that the Philadelphia 76ers and the New York Knicks embarrassing defeats top the list.
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