Kyle Kuzma Oct 21, 2022; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Washington Wizards forward Kyle Kuzma (33) makes a move to the basket as Chicago Bulls forward DeMar DeRozan (11) defends at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Unfortunately, on Halloween, Kuzma was given a cruel trick instead of a sweet treat.

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:

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:


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.

Speaking of…

[The Comeback]

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