The NBA’s Funniest Fails: 20 Missed Dunks and Blown Layups in Basketball History

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If you’ve spent any time on a basketball court, you’ve blown your share of layups. You were by yourself with a clear lane to the basket, yet the ball slipped out of your hand like you greased it up as part of your pregame warmup. It’s an embarrassing moment for sure, one even NBA players experience on occasion.

So many times, your favorite NBA superstars have looked like mere mortals by blowing completely open dunks and layups. We decided to pull up some of the best in recent memory for a laugh and to remind us that these guys mess up just like everyone else. Get your scroll on for some of the best blown plays by both professionals and laymen in GIF form.

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