If there’s any time to try a windmill dunk, it’s while up 18 midway through the fourth quarter of a mid-December NBA game. If things go horribly wrong, you’re still up 18 midway through the fourth quarter of a mid-December NBA game. The blooper will turn into a harmless Vine, not a game-altering blunder.
That’s the good news for Terrence Ross. The bad news? His teammates won’t be letting him forget this anytime soon.
Here’s a situation where it’s worth getting a technical in order to stop the game and measure the height of the rim. When in doubt: deflect, deflect, deflect.