During a Nets-Pistons preseason game on Thursday night in Brooklyn, Jeremy Lin had an unbelievably bad layup attempt. Unbelievably bad by elementary school-level basketball games, even.

Here it is… Lin airballing a wide-open layup attempt:

Yes, it’s preseason, but preseason is not an excuse for that.

And so I’ve been asking myself the same question I asked you in the title of the post. Is this the worst layup attempt in NBA history? It would seem nearly impossible to be worse than that one, anyway. But there are a few contenders.

This Nick Young layup was hilariously brutal:

And David Wesley getting rejected by the bottom of the backboard:

Rajon Rondo airballed a layup of his own, but in this case there was at least defensive pressure to distract him:

So, those are all pretty bad, but I think you could argue Lin’s is the worst, and not be wrong.

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