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Must-see: Unfortunate free-throw attempt

Remember the wayward free-throw attempt from Appalachian State forward Brian Okam a few months ago? Well, a recent women's game involving Georgia College and Columbus State produced a similarly infamous attempt from the charity stripe courtesy of GC guard Shanteona Keys. Keys explained to Deadspin that she brings the ball close to her face and sometimes her finger touches...
Via Fox Sports South
February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

New worst free throw ever (by Georgia College player) (VIDEO)

The ball is on the way down. Remember the horrible awful terrible free throw from Appalachian State’s Brian Okam in December?  This may have topped it.  If it didn’t, it certainly matched it.  A Georgia College (Division-II) player was eyeing a kiddie rim as she shot it about four feet high and four feet out.  My rough math says that she missed it by six feet and change high...
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Here’s Another Candidate For Worst Free Throw Attempt Ever

The 2012-13 basketball season — both college and pro — has been one for the ages in regards to botched free throw attempts. The bar was set incomparably high (low?) back in December with this errant attempt from Appalachian State’s Brian Okam, which traversed about halfway down the lane before landing with a resounding thud. A few NBA players have also been involved in their...
Via Next Impulse Sports
February 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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Raymond Felton loses grip on ball during shot

Earlier this week the world witnessed a clip of Appalachian State’s Brian Okam shooting one of the worst free throws of all time, and it looks like Raymond Felton got jealous.  With just over three minutes left in the game, and the score tied at 71, Felton came off a screen and shot a mid-range jumper.   Unfortunately, the ball did not agree with Raymond’s plans and just shot...
Via Next Impulse Sports
December 12, 2012  |  Discuss

The worst free-throw attempt in basketball history

This video makes Shaquille O’Neal and Dwight Howard look like the best free throw shooters in the business. Both O’Neal and Howard are notorious for being horrendous at shooting free throws, but at least they can get the ball in proximity of the rim. The same can not be said for Appalachian State Center Brian Okam, who re-defined the term “airball” after attempting a...
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December 11, 2012  |  Discuss

The Absolute Worst Free Throw In The History Of Basketball

Sometime we get a little excited on this website. We frequently make reference to the “best” or the “worst” things in sports.  There is one thing I’m confident in tell you tonight.  This is absolutely, without a doubt the worst free throw attempt in the history of basketball. The shooter is Appalachian State’s seven-foot Junior center Brian Okam.  I put together the...
Via Ride The Pine
December 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Worst. Free Throw. Ever.

Appalachian State junior center Brian Okam had what has to be the worst free throw of all-time (from anybody that has ever played basketball competitively, anyway) on Saturday against Western Carolina. See it for yourself: Spectacularly awful. It should come as no surprise that Okam and Appalchian State lost the game, and are now 1-7 on the season.  Oh, and...
Via Sharapova's Thigh
December 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Appalachian State’s Brian Okam with the WORST FREE THROW EVER (VIDEO)

You know how people will break up sentences into one word sentences for emphasis?  For instance – worst.  Free. Throw. Ever.  This foul shot by Appalachian State junior center Kevin Okam deserves paragraphs of one-word sentences emphasizing how awesome/pathetic/hilarious this free throw is. It happened Saturday during App State’s game against Western Carolina. This.  Is....
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December 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Appalachian State's Brian Okam made worst free throw attempt ever (Video)

Appalachian State center Brian Okam attempted what can honestly be described as the worst looking free throw attempt ever by any NCAA college basketball player during Saturday's 70-64 loss to Western Carolina. It has to be seen to be believed, as Okam's foul shot, and we're not even sure we can even call it that, went straight up in the air and didn't even make...
Via Holdout Sports
December 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Worst Missed Free Throw in the History of Missed Free Throws

I hate to admit it, but even I airballed a free throw during my illustrious collegiate basketball career.  But even I would never, evvvvvvvvver, airball one this bad.  Appalachian State's Brian Okam, take a bow.[youtube]x-MW5tkTWtQ[/youtube]Big up: Deadspin 
Via Hoops Manifesto
December 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Appalachian State’s Brian Okam may have had the worst free throw attempt ever (Video)

Appalachian State center Brian Okam should be proud of himself for grabbing the attention of the Internet with his historically bad free throw attempt on Saturday. The 7-foot tall junior center from Nigeria looked like he had the right idea to use some backspin on his shot, but he just didn’t give the ball quite enough of a push. I mean that ball had a beautiful arc, some nice...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Appalachian State Player Shoots Worst Free Throw Ever (Video)

Meet Appalachian State player Brian Okam.  Brian is a 7 foot junior center for the Mountaineers.  App State played Western Carolina yesterday and lost 70-64.  Brian played a total of 12 minutes in the game and shot 1-4 from the free throw line.  The video below might possibly make you pee your pants laughing.  Mr. Okam threw up one of the worst free throws in the history of...
Via Backyard Sports Blog
December 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Appalachian State center Brian Okam’s balls may be heavy, filled with helium

Appalachian State center Brian Okam’s balls may be heavy and filled with helium. Just might be. And Jeff G. knows heavy balls. **Follow us on Twitter. Subscribe, or Return to... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
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December 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Appalachian State’s Brian Okam Shoots Worst Free Throw Ever

Brian Okam plays center for Appalachian State and in a loss to Western Carolina on Saturday shot the worst free throw I have ever seen. This has been a rough season for the Mountaineers, as they are now 1–7 and we will be seeing this horrendous shot for a long time. (h/t Lost Lettermen)The post Video: Appalachian State’s Brian Okam Shoots Worst Free Throw Ever appeared first...
Via No Coast Bias
December 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: D-III player shoots worst free-throw attempt of all-time

 Even Shaquille O'Neal and Dwight Howard are cringing after watching this horrendous attempt from the charity stripe. Seen here is Appalachian State junior Brian Okam releasing unarguably the worst free-throw attempt in the history of basketball. Disclaimer: The faint of heart may want to shield their eyes. The end result is quite brutal. The now infamous moment came during...
Via Bush League Chronicle
December 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Appalachian State’s Brian Okam shows off unarguably the worst free throw attempt ever

Welcome to Airball City, population that guy. It’s hard not to cut Appalachian State center Brian Okam’s some slack on his free throw shooting—he is 7-fooy tall junior and big men are notoriously bad shooters—but this attempt from the charity line is beyond horrible.  Airballing a free throw takes some serious lack of talent, but Okam’s attempt nearly goes straight up...
Via The Last Angry Fan
December 09, 2012  |  2 Comments

Appalachian State basketball player attempts worst free throw ever

Since the inception of basketball, there have been some terrible missed free throws but this one from a recent college basketball game between West Carolina University and Appalachian State featured one that will not be topped anytime soon.Check out Appalachian State's Brian Okam at the free throw line as he throws up an airballed free throw.Watch as the ball goes up only two...
Via Laugh At Sports
December 09, 2012  |  Discuss

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