Oh no, Leandro Barbosa is the latest NBA player to celebrate a missed three

Friday March 3rd, 2017

Everyone in the NBA wants to be like the Warriors. Golden State’s players have made a habit of celebrating threes before they hit the net, and players around the league are trying to copy the move—with terrible results. 

Nick Young actually pioneered the ill-advised premature celebration in 2014 but it’s definitely become more popular in recent years. Kemba Walker fell victim in December and it was Leandro Barbosa’s turn on Thursday. 

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It’s one thing to bet on yourself like Young and Walker, or entrust a prodigious sharpshooter like Steph Curry or Klay Thompson. But if you’re banking on Jared Dudley to knock down a shot so you don’t look like an idiot, maybe reconsider before throwing up your arms. 

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