Hassan Whiteside has put up some spectacular numbers since breaking into the NBA as a former second spherical decide who frolicked in Lebanon, China, and the G League earlier than lastly breaking into the league with Miami Heat. Whiteside has led the NBA in blocks per sport twice throughout his profession, and he’s led the league in rebounding as soon as. This season with the Utah Jazz, he’s taking pictures 62.2 p.c from the sector, which might rank within the top-10 of the league if he was certified for the official leaderboard.
Whereas Whiteside has main expertise as a 7-foot middle with an enormous wingspan and spectacular shot blocking means, there’s all the time been one thing holding him again. It appears like Whiteside is the king of NBA mind farts, and he had a horrible one on Monday in opposition to the Pistons.
Please watch Whiteside seize a defensive rebound, give away a straightforward turnover, apologize to his teammates for the unhealthy move, after which give up an uncontested dunk to Hamidou Diallo.
Discover this play was posted by the “Shaqtin’ a Idiot” account — as a result of that is pure Shaqtin. With Rudy Gobert out in Covid protocols and Whiteside beginning at middle, the Detroit Pistons upset the Jazz, 126-116.
Whiteside in any other case had an superior sport with 21 factors on 10-of-15 taking pictures to go together with 14 rebounds, three blocks, and two steals. That is going to be the play everybody remembers, although.
Thankfully 2K doesn’t have a space out rating — as a result of Whiteside may lead the league.