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 Warmth. Whiteside has led the NBA in blocks per recreation twice throughout his profession, and he’s led the league in rebounding as soon as. This season with the Utah Jazz, he’s capturing 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 a large wingspan and spectacular shot blocking potential, there’s all the time been one thing holding him again. It looks 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 simple turnover, apologize to his teammates for the dangerous cross, 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 recreation with 21 factors on 10-of-15 capturing to associate with 14 rebounds, three blocks, and two steals. That is going to be the play everybody remembers, although.
Fortunately 2K doesn’t have an area out score — as a result of Whiteside would possibly lead the league.