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. 

Follow Extra Mustard on Facebook

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. 

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.