Reggie Jackson needs to go buy a lottery ticket after what he did last night.
The LA Clippers point guard was embroiled in a tight game against the Dallas Mavericks. In OT, Jackson drove in for a layup and the ball got wedged into the rim. Okay, that doesn’t happen very often but it does happen every once in a while so there’s nothing weird about that. A minute later, on Jackson’s next layup attempt, he got the ball stuck again as the Clippers eventually lost to the Mavs 112-104.
Okay, now we’re getting into some Twilight Zone stuff.
— No Dunks (@NoDunksInc) November 24, 2021
“Wedgie Jackson” is a pretty good nickname. Might not be something Reggie’s thrilled about having but it’s good.
We’ve seen the occasional wedgie in a basketball game but I couldn’t remember one where two wedgies happened in the same game, much less it happening to the same player in consecutive attempts.
Rodger Sherman of The Ringer did the math and figured that if there were nine wedgies in over 47k shots so far this season, a field goal attempt has a 1 out of 5,230 chance to be wedged into the rim. To do it back-to-back, “roughly” 1 out of 28 million.
there have been 47,075 shots this NBA season and 9 wedgies, meaning any given shot has a 1-in-5230 chance of being a wedgie
therefore, the odds of a player shooting back-to-back wedgies is roughly 1-in-28 million https://t.co/EEUty8J4Vw
— Rodger Sherman (@rodger) November 24, 2021
So enjoy this anomaly now because it probably isn’t happening again anytime soon.