Is This The DUMBEST PLAY Of The NBA Season?

We may have witnessed the dumbest play of the season during the closing seconds of the Nuggets vs Wizards game on Thursday. It was so crazy that both teams were equally surprised by it.
Let me explain what happened and try to understand why it happened. What up everybody my name is Stefan and this is Heat Check. Let’s get into it.
Down by 2 at the end, with 7 second difference between shot clock and game clock, Denver obviously needs a stop and a score. And they get the best possible chance after a long bounce transforms into a 4 on 1 break. But then check out what they get out of it. Scramble situation, Campazzo shoots a tough shot at the buzzer and misses almost everything.
As we take a look at this angle, it’s unreal to me how first of all Murray isn’t really attacking the basket. He is already starting to fade to the left instead of going in a straight line all the way to the rim. But then check out the other 3 Nuggets players who had a clean layup. Absolutely nobody here so they could walk their way to an easy basket to tie the game.
But instead every one of Campazzo, Morris and Porter Jr, just line up one next to the other at the three point line.
And again, this is what they get out of that 4 on 1 situation.
To me this sparks a wider conversation about today’s style of play. What Steph Curry and Klay Thompson did- stopping on a break and hitting a three, influenced an entire generation that this is the correct way of doing things, and that you should do it because 3 is of course worth more than 2 points.
But on 1 side we have the absolute best shooters in NBA history, and on the other side we have average guys in an end of game situation down by 2 with open lane and a chance to tie it with an almost 100%
Just like the rule on defense is always to stop the ball first, and teams have failed to do that- The same way the rule on offense rule is, always go for the easiest and highest percentage shot available. And Denver failed to do that in this situation.
To say that coach Mike Malone was disappointed after the game would definitely be an understatement.
And again at the very end I just want to stress how as guilty as the other 3 guys are, Jamal Murray is responsible just as much for it since he initially did not look to attack with the ball in his hands and kinda settled right here at the 3 point line. To me that’s unacceptable.
Anyway this was just a quick video to teach the young guys to always go for the easiest opportunity available, especially with the game on the line. That’s it for now, subscribe and talk to you in the next one. Peace out.


  1. Moukh shiii

    Moukh shiiiПре месец

    Murry had beal on him. He successfully brought the attention of both defenders on him. Nothing on Murray

  2. Wiktor RR

    Wiktor RRПре месец

    Jamal Murray should've passed it instead of faking and passing because MPJ was in the corner and he can shoot. Also on the other hand any of them should've cut to the basket

  3. Greg 612AB

    Greg 612ABПре месец

    Tie at Home, win on the road.

  4. Michael Sardar

    Michael SardarПре месец

    this man can make an open layup with a kiddie court but apparently the nuggets cant

  5. Your PlayNate TV

    Your PlayNate TVПре месец

    Wow denver.. really?

  6. Lo Sanctions

    Lo SanctionsПре месец

    Murray fault, MPJ is setting on a corner three knowing Jamal will sprint to a layup and if a defender bothers Jamal he can kick to MPJ for an open corner 3

  7. Hallward Hallward

    Hallward HallwardПре месец

    Theyre just too lazy to play in the ot.

  8. Loren Christopher

    Loren ChristopherПре 2 месеца

    A thinking basketball fan: "I'd take an OT than a sure L." This generation's player: "Nope. I'mma take a 3."

  9. iamsick talkingwithu

    iamsick talkingwithuПре 2 месеца

    DAMN.. not all the time we need superhero.. we only need IQ!

  10. jerry lonory

    jerry lonoryПре 2 месеца

    Choose high percentage? What basketball are you? NBA 2K14 Mycareer?

  11. MakeDredd2

    MakeDredd2Пре 2 месеца

    Steph Curry never told people with 10% 3-points shooting to make those shots during clutch time.

  12. Leon the third

    Leon the thirdПре 2 месеца

    If they scored the 3 they would have won instead of simply tying the game

  13. yutz zy

    yutz zyПре 2 месеца

    Dumbass shit i see this year

  14. Renny Fleming

    Renny FlemingПре 2 месеца

    No blame should fall on Murray he had the only defender committed to guard him with another trailing, it's those 3 other players fault for non of them cutting to the basket.

  15. Thebigbad1013

    Thebigbad1013Пре 2 месеца

    This is the modern NBA...I miss real basketball with intelligent play and DEFENSE.

  16. JB86

    JB86Пре 2 месеца

    Clippers tonight against Boston 3pts all night just to loose

  17. Krišjānis Dzalbe

    Krišjānis DzalbeПре 2 месеца

    If playing ball was your job which one would you choose - go for a win or lose three or a guaranteed layup that will make you and 23 other guys work overtime?

  18. wpaia

    wpaiaПре 2 месеца

    They need to trade to get zo. You need that iq

  19. André Finance

    André FinanceПре 2 месеца

    3 idiots, JM was not to blame here

  20. Digital Lugaw

    Digital LugawПре 2 месеца

    they probably have the feeling of losing in overtime, so the hell with it and take the 3

  21. Martkos Wolf

    Martkos WolfПре 2 месеца

    Simple! They want a Highlight in their Career! That's the new style of Basketball, stacking individual stats and highlights!

  22. Skeeter Johnson

    Skeeter JohnsonПре 2 месеца

    Nuggs need to trade MPJ before the rest of the league catches on that he's not that great.

  23. Ronaldo Buenafe

    Ronaldo BuenafeПре 2 месеца

    It was not Murray's fault as he was looking to pass. It is more like Porter's fault.

  24. VoltZ

    VoltZПре 2 месеца

    Maybe they were just tired and tried to hit the game winner to go home 😂😂

  25. Now Back To Me

    Now Back To MeПре 2 месеца

    they probably thought "i don't wanna go to overtime man, i wanna hurry home and play my career on 2k21"

  26. Jn Mc

    Jn McПре 2 месеца

    Of the season...? might be dumbest in history

  27. Odysseas kagialis

    Odysseas kagialisПре 2 месеца

    Wtf is MPJ doing he had a Clear Lane to the Basket but went for the 3 probably wanted to be the hero with a game winning 3 instead of bringing the game to a tie with a Wide open layup or Dunk

  28. William Felix

    William FelixПре 2 месеца

    THIS IS CRAZY? can u imagine magic johnson doing something like this (a 4 & 1 break with james worthy bryon scott & michael cooper) with tha lakers & pat riley watching that 😂😂 i got 2 laugh. WOW All that & that what u get a 3point shot instead of a layup & going to overtime they deserve too lose💯. 🤔LIKE KENNY SMITH & OTHERS BE SAYIN' U LIVE BY THE 3 & U DIE BY THE 3😂👏😂 is a 3point shot league NOW. This ERA is WEAK & SOFT! Sad but true!!

  29. Zed Jal Uy

    Zed Jal UyПре 2 месеца

    That was Michael Porter Jr.'s bad.

  30. Zed Jal Uy

    Zed Jal UyПре 2 месеца

    That was Michael Porter Jr.'s bad.

  31. Adarsh Srivastava

    Adarsh SrivastavaПре 2 месеца

    Kyrie Irving influenced ball hogging culture then.


    CYKA BLYATПре 2 месеца

    They dont want an overtime.

  33. Norumbega Man

    Norumbega ManПре 2 месеца

    They all expected somebody else to make the play

  34. Easy Gaming

    Easy GamingПре 2 месеца

    All I'm just gonna say is A Win is better than A Draw

  35. Marshmello Music

    Marshmello MusicПре 2 месеца

    As a Nuggets fan, i feel bad



    Tis dumb, ngl

  37. Edwina Adjei

    Edwina AdjeiПре 2 месеца

    I think they just wanted the game winning shot✌️

  38. darko99x

    darko99xПре 2 месеца

    My bro Stefan spills pure gold relationship advice to young guys - always go for the easiest opportunity available - and, yet, everyone talks about basketball. smh

  39. Joze Vogrinec

    Joze VogrinecПре 2 месеца

    Imagine the coach in the locker room

  40. Miķelis Baltruks

    Miķelis BaltruksПре 2 месеца

    Everybody wants to be a hero who won the game.

  41. lokeyGee87

    lokeyGee87Пре 2 месеца

    Lol, JR Smith

  42. BlasiusKarachus

    BlasiusKarachusПре 2 месеца

    i really like Jamal Murray but that was an idiotic play. not only that he stopped himself at the 3-point line, he then threw this horrable pass. it was clear that he was totally overwhelmed by this 4v1 situation. i bet, if it would have been 2v1 he would have made the right decision and attacked the rim to tie the game by himself or make the right pass to tie the game.

  43. Mathieu Pilot

    Mathieu PilotПре 2 месеца

    Everybody just wants to make the hero buzzer-beating, game winning, #1 top ten shot. No one cares about a regular season game compared to million on views on social media if you hit the shot.

  44. Mochi

    MochiПре 2 месеца

    I don't think Murray is at fault at all, he already saw 3 guys with the opportunity to attack the basket, and he already saw that Beal was already comitting to stop him, so instead of attacking and clogging up the paint, he decided to stop at the 3pt line and hand over the ball to a cutting player for a wide open layup, sadly none did that.

  45. Mark Jennings

    Mark JenningsПре 2 месеца

    No, the correct play in the situation is for Murray to drive and try to draw contact, and for the others to fill the lanes. He was absolutely at fault.

  46. Justin Francisco

    Justin FranciscoПре 2 месеца

    The coach of the Nuggets though 🤣

  47. Arda Törer

    Arda TörerПре 2 месеца

    I dont think that it is as dumb as it looks. Percantage to win the match isn't higher than make that. If you can't make that shot you can't win it in ot anyway. Hypothetically speaking, them winning in ot 50% and make a 'open' (wide open) shot might be higher. If he is a 35% shooter it includes tough shots as well. I don't say it is smart but not as dumb as is it looks. sorry for my grammatical errors.

  48. •Cyrus•

    •Cyrus•Пре 2 месеца

    it is

  49. Vermithrax Mechanic

    Vermithrax MechanicПре 2 месеца

    It's almost like a scrimmage play from 2k

  50. Vermithrax Mechanic

    Vermithrax MechanicПре 2 месеца

    It's almost like a scrimmage play from 2k

  51. Ziir

    ZiirПре 2 месеца

    That one of the reason why they never win championship. Too much risk. They only think being a hero. 🤦

  52. Ryan Cole

    Ryan ColeПре 2 месеца

    This is NBA ball over the past 7-8 years in one sequence.

  53. Cleo Thed Vicente

    Cleo Thed VicenteПре 2 месеца

    Dont. Ever. Cross. The. Line. Because the floor is LAVA

  54. António Júlio Sousa

    António Júlio SousaПре 2 месеца

    I've noticed this a lot with other teams also. That's the thing with habits. The mindset changes. Then those players end up forgetting the simplest ways of scoring and winning games.

  55. Chris Sherman

    Chris ShermanПре 2 месеца

    Murray not driving was actually smart, it drew the one defender back out of the paint and left the basket wide open. That's where the IQ stops tho

  56. Blah Blah

    Blah BlahПре 2 месеца

    Curry or Thompson would've cut to the basket and they're arguably the 2 best shooters of all time lmao.

  57. Tre' Allen

    Tre' AllenПре 2 месеца

    What happens when players do nothing but focus on 3 pt. Shots on fastbreak. Easy layup if you just attack basket on a 3 on 1

  58. Jisoo Shuhua

    Jisoo ShuhuaПре 2 месеца

    When everyone is trying to be a hero

  59. Maverick Supertramp

    Maverick SupertrampПре 2 месеца

    Bench them all for 1 game

  60. Joan Serra Domínguez

    Joan Serra DomínguezПре 2 месеца

    dude stop doing this weird thing with your voice dude

  61. Mdautkreix -

    Mdautkreix -Пре 2 месеца

    “Dumb as rocks” - *Sir Charles*

  62. Stephen Curry

    Stephen CurryПре 2 месеца

    Yes, yes it is

  63. Chun-Bonn Tang

    Chun-Bonn TangПре 2 месеца

    I've been saying this since 2015. The current small ball, soft, loose defense and Chuck as many 3s as possible gameplay sucks.

  64. N.A.F.K

    N.A.F.KПре 2 месеца

    tbh I find it understandable to want to end the game instead of tying it. So "unaccaptable" is an overstatement but one should obviously cut to the basket yes.

  65. non_face

    non_faceПре 2 месеца

    Yes it is... This play perfectly describes what scrubs Jokic has to play with.... Smh poor Jokic losing his mvp bcoz of trash team

  66. Nogah Lerman

    Nogah LermanПре 2 месеца

    that's why NBA legends is laughing to the playstyle of today's NBA. You have the higher chance to score in the paint than shooting a three...

  67. gqn2

    gqn2Пре 2 месеца

    I don't blame them. I blame the coaches for allowing them to think they're Steph Curry.

  68. Raz Matazz

    Raz MatazzПре 2 месеца

    Should have ran to the other side of the room and jacked a three hah.

  69. ArmoredFighter1

    ArmoredFighter1Пре 2 месеца

    I think what really ruined it was that Murray burned down the clock and then made a horrible pass to the leg area with less than 2 seconds. It's just a season game, not the playoffs so it might actually be a reality check for the whole team and they will 100% work on their mistakes.

  70. Uriel Avraham

    Uriel AvrahamПре 2 месеца

    At 2:35 u can see that Murray was actually gonna pass to the basket but then passed it out cuz he assumed that at least one person will be at the basket so not as much his fault. Of he cut ti the basket then it will draw the defender there so he tried to keep the defender up top so one of, or really all three, other nuggets players would have an easy, open, straight lane.

  71. Noel Dancel

    Noel DancelПре 2 месеца

    But if they made it, this video would be completely different

  72. Emirhan Ceylan

    Emirhan CeylanПре 2 месеца

    When I see the dumb plays I remember jr smiths possesion and pissed of again

  73. N BChox

    N BChoxПре 2 месеца

    Denver didn’t want ot

  74. Rex Luther

    Rex LutherПре 2 месеца

    Idiots players like that should be traded

  75. Billy Joel Baguio

    Billy Joel BaguioПре 2 месеца

    Basketball 101. If the lane is open drive hard. Go with the highest shot percentage

  76. Joshua

    JoshuaПре 2 месеца

    This is how Curry changed the NBA 😂😂😂💀

  77. Ghetto Swie

    Ghetto SwieПре 2 месеца

    that is mental block!!!

  78. Sleazy Schlock

    Sleazy SchlockПре 2 месеца

    My nba2k18 teammates have a better program than the brains of those 3 at the 3point line😅

  79. Wisnu Aji Prasetyo

    Wisnu Aji PrasetyoПре 2 месеца

    Maybe the nuggets thought they couldn't win overtime - maybe because their team was tired, so they decided to shoot three. So they will take the lead

  80. Robert Balejik

    Robert BalejikПре 2 месеца

    1) Murray should dribble with left towards the basket, run faster 2) MPJ cut to the basket

  81. John Santana

    John SantanaПре 2 месеца

    When it works, it looks good. But most of the time, it’s just lazy bball.

  82. Cringeworthy channel

    Cringeworthy channelПре 2 месеца


  83. Cory Ragsdale

    Cory RagsdaleПре 2 месеца


  84. Arvin Teige

    Arvin TeigeПре 2 месеца

    Is that what they do in practice?doing fastbreak like that 🤷

  85. Philip Alfred Idio

    Philip Alfred IdioПре 2 месеца

    Did they think they were the GSW with Klay and Steph waiting for the ball? 😅

  86. Silk Lion

    Silk LionПре 2 месеца

    This is almost every random in NBA 2K Rec.. probably wouldn't even pass the ball but shoot by himself.

  87. kaiden8701

    kaiden8701Пре 2 месеца

    Dumbest play of all time

  88. Mr. Promoter D.

    Mr. Promoter D.Пре 2 месеца

    Dumb coz he missed but imagine if he didn't??

  89. Jacky You

    Jacky YouПре 2 месеца

    It's either you go to top1 on nba top 10 or you come to heat check... 😂

  90. Toh Nic

    Toh NicПре 2 месеца

    How does MPJ live with only 6 working braincells?

  91. Alonzo Ball

    Alonzo BallПре 2 месеца

    No. 1. Imagine if that shot goes in. There's no talk about it. It would be the usual thing because GSW has been doing it. 2. It's been a talk because it went off while game is on the line. 3. It's a proof of today's basketball. 4. It's a proof of non importance of early stage of regular season. What i meant, imagine they did that in the post season. You chose between tying the game, which at that situation was highly probable, than 3pt. game winning. When you lose, you are down in the series.

  92. Dababy

    DababyПре 2 месеца

    *Murray Open* Also murray: ill just pass to this random dude

  93. joaco

    joacoПре месец

    Campazzo is not a random, the mistake is in MPJ hands.

  94. Eduardson de Guzman

    Eduardson de GuzmanПре 2 месеца

    Total brainfart on the Nuggets’ part!

  95. Derick Adeboi

    Derick AdeboiПре 2 месеца

    i believe few games ago Lakers also did this against the Heat..


    KLUTZPAYASOПре 2 месеца

    They sold the game

  97. Tonald Drump

    Tonald DrumpПре 2 месеца

    So basically nuggets tryna be warriors for a moment but didnt work

  98. Jeo Monterola

    Jeo MonterolaПре 2 месеца

    Thats how Curry change the game

  99. Random Cat

    Random CatПре 2 месеца

    what would happen if campazzo hit that shot, they would all be praising this "new style"

  100. The Yung Flash

    The Yung FlashПре 2 месеца

    Every one of those dudes should be on the bench.

  101. French Fry in your McDonalds Bag

    French Fry in your McDonalds BagПре 2 месеца

    Somebody on that team said they were going for the win. The result:

  102. a b

    a bПре 2 месеца

    nba is fake. they weren't scripted to win this one, that's all. nba is exactly like WWE. sad but true.