Rookie seasons are hard to adjust to in the NBA. Jayson Tatum has been getting his knocks in this year, the most recent of which came on Tuesday against the Brooklyn Nets.
With a breakaway late in the third quarter and the Boston Celtics leading by 11 points, Tatum went up for an attempt at the rim with Trevor Booker trailing.
Booker was hustling, but didn’t actual contest Tatum at the rack.
That’s when this happened:
It looks like Tatum went up for the dunk, then decided he was too far away to clear the ball.
Meanwhile, we got a little giggle from this game. The Celtics beat the Nets for their 13th straight victory.