Posted by Ben Golliver.
Dallas Mavericks guard Rudy Fernandez is fairly adept at three things: being popular in Spain, flopping, and making 3-pointers. In the following clip, we get to see Fernandez put those three skills together in one ridiculous highlight shot.
With the NBA in a lockout, Fernandez is back home in Spain, suiting up and starring for basketball power Real Madrid. On Sunday, Real Madrid defeated Blusens Monbus, 81-67, thanks in part to a no-look, legs-kicking 3-pointer from Fernandez -- or at least the free throws that resulted.
(As Ball Don't Lie points out, the shot was waived off because it came after the foul.)
In one of the more entertaining threes you'll ever see, Fernandez receives a pass in the left corner, pump-fakes to get a trailing defender in the air, steps in to draw contract, heaves up a shot with his body perpendicular to the basket while flailing to the ground and kicking his legs into the air like a bucking bronco. The high-arcing shot splashes through the rim hitting nothing but net as Fernandez rolls on the ground. He then calmly steps to the free throw line after his teammates argue the call.
Here's video of Fernandez's amazing circus three-pointer uploaded by YouTube user Pabloskicbb5.
Hat Tip: Sportando.net