Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh did something last night against the Bulls that hadn’t been done in 38 years in the NBA—he shot 1-for-18 from the field.
You have to go back to Mike Newlin (1-for-22) in 1972-73 to find a worse shooting percentage for a player with 18 or more attempts, according to Elias Sports Bureau.
Here’s the thing about shooting that poorly: You have to be a pretty good player because your coach has to have confidence in you to stay in the game, and your teammates have to have faith in you to keep feeding you the ball. Bosh joined brick-layers Nate Thurmond, 1-for-19 in 1968-69, and Dolph Schayes, 1-for-18 in 1961-62 on the all-time ineptitude list.
He did, however, perform a perfect flop in the first half.
When the Bulls’ Carlos Boozer tried to get space making a post-up move, Boozer’s elbow grazed Bosh’s nose, causing Bosh to flop to the floor in a performance worthy of an Oscar. Bosh drew the foul and Boozer’s bucket was disallowed.