Top 10 Worst Feelings in Basketball

Basketball is a fun game but sometimes things happen that are embarrassing. If you have played basketball before chances are you have unfortunately experienced at least one of these things before.

The Top Ten

Getting crossed over

I've been crossed up once in my life. Me and him still laugh about it to this day. - 2storm

There’s nothing worse than playing defense when all of a sudden your opponent crosses you over and “breaks ankles” as you fall helpless onto your butt meanwhile your opponent zooms on by scoring an easy layup. This is the epitome of embarrassment and at that point you might as well just stop playing basketball - Randomator

Ngl, it’s funny to see someone fall after getting crossed, but it makes you feel dumb in the moment - Manlypants

Missing a fast break dunk

You just got a steal and nobody’s behind you. You race up the court and try to dunk it and flex your muscles. Instead you turn it into embarrassment. This is what happens when you decide to get too cocky instead of just getting the basket - Randomator

I've only dunked like once in a game, so yeah - 2storm

Missing a wide open layup

I'm not major into basketball but when I play if I miss one I just kind of stand there and be disappointed in myself. - ThePursuer78

Layups are easy. Now sure you might not get an open look so if you Miss it’s at least understandable. But if there’s nobody else around and you miss you might as well just sit on the bench for the rest of the game - Randomator

Yeah it happens especially when you first start playing - 2storm

Airballing a free throw

Earning a trip to the free throw line isn’t easy and air balling is not only a wasted opportunity but you have to deal with the chants of AIR BALL AIR BALL! For an eternity. - Randomator

Missing the front end of a 1 and 1

Free throws are important and when you have a 1 and 1 this is especially true. You had a tough shot but the refs whistle gives you a consultation prize in a trip to the line. Missing that first 1 and 1 is like a missed opportunity - Randomator

Getting dunked on

Yeah it’s not fun at all when you just look up and see your opponent hanging on the rim as they slam dunk on you. - Randomator

Getting called for a charge

It feels good to drive the lane and score on your opponent knocking them over until you hear the ref whistle with a hand pointed in the opposite Direction. It sucks getting a charge but if you are knocked down and take a charge that’s a different story - Randomator

Yeah once or twice. - 2storm

Going up to the rim and getting blocked

You have the ball and you want to go up to the rim and score only for an opponent to meet you and deny your shot. Sending you back down with no points. Only thing you can hope for is a Ref whistle for a foul instead - Randomator

Yeah especially when I was shorter. Now I'm a lot taller and I don't get blocked as much. - 2storm

Throwing a pass that goes out of bounds

I'm a small forward and it's annoying when I steal or rebound the ball, (Miss a Layup), and I pass to the Point Guard and miss the pass. One time I bounce passed to a Point Guard and the other team stole the ball and ran to the hoop. I was already back though so he had to try and layup. Luckily he missed. - peacceee

Being the Point Guard 90% of the time, I'm the one that gets in trouble. - 2storm

Usually a miscommunication between teammates but it’s always embarrassing when someone throws a ball out of bounds when there’s nobody there. That’s just a bad turnover - Randomator

Going over and back

You dribble over half court and suddenly you find yourself trapped in the corner with no place to go. Trying to make some space you step over the line and turnover.. - Randomator

The Contenders

Missing The Winning Shot

just imagine your in the NBA Finals. Its game seven with 5 seconds left and you have the ball while your losing by 2 points. your teammate passes you the ball and you shoot the three.. and you miss. this is probably the worst feeling in my opinon

Losing the game

When you think about it, this probably does have the worst affect on you - micahisthebest

This should be number one

Being in the bench forever
Getting in foul trouble
Being fouled out of the whole game
Teammates calling for the ball once you get it
Accidentally knocking off your opponent's glasses
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