ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Our friends The Starters enjoy pointing out “wedgies,” where a shot gets caught between the rim and backboard. If a shot ends up sitting on the rim, they call it “a pigeon.”
Last night against Orlando, we almost got a pigeon. Oklahoma City’s Reggie Jackson got to the basket and flipped up a shot that rolled around and…almost just stopped on the back rim. The ball stayed on the rim so long you can see players standing up from the bench in the background.
Eventually the ball fell from glory, as after a while it spun wide and became just another ho-hum NBA rebound. I guess the ball just didn’t want it enough. SMH.
VIDEO: Jackson shot