Kyle Kuzma had a golden opportunity on his hands. As the Washington Wizards look to take out the reeling Philadelphia 76ers, the former Los Angeles Lakers star had a chance to deal a serious jab to the Sixers.
Midway through the third quarter, the Sixers missed a shot on their end that was recovered by Monté Morris. Morris dished out a pass to Kuzma that gave him a crystal clear lane to the hoop. Kuzma had the opportunity to slam one home and put his Wizards out in front.
And… then… well, let’s just let the video tell this one:
This could have gone better for Kyle Kuzma and the Wizards.😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/KUi4t2ljCp
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) November 1, 2022
Woof. What a spectacular missed dunk that is. Kuzma might not have another chance at a dunk with such a spotless lane around him for some time.
As you can imagine, laughter was heard all around NBA Twitter:
Kyle Kuzma cleared for takeoff, and… he missed it
— Sporting News NBA (@sn_nba) November 1, 2022
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) November 1, 2022
Kyle Kuzma has earned a spot on Shaqtin’ a fool after this missed din 😅pic.twitter.com/sv1nVM39YK
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) November 1, 2022
Kuzma won’t want to run that one back anytime soon, we imagine. He and the Wizards will just have to block that one out for a while. Though it is a prime #Shaqtin candidate that might make a few NBA blooper reels for the next few years.
— Shaqtin' a Fool (@shaqtin) November 1, 2022