Monday night's Wizards-Rockets game in Houston lasted all of 48 seconds before hitting a snag: The rim was crooked.
The game was immediately delayed as people tried to figure out what to do, including asking Dwight Howard to fix it:
When that didn't work, it was determined that a whole new basket had to be rolled in.
All in all, it was 45 minutes after tip off when the game's first points were scored. And while it probably wasn't a very enjoyable delay for fans, the Rockets were having fun with it:
The arena has that new goal smell as the Rockets and Wizards are warming up. Play to resume in just over 2 minutes.— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) December 30, 2014
This isn't even the first time a Wizards-Rockets game was delayed for a weird reason. Last season, their game in Washington was delayed because it was raining and the roof had a leak.
Better luck next year?
- Molly Geary