A basketball player sunk one of the weirdest baskets of the year when he accidentally scored with his head

EuroLeagueAmerican basketball player Jordan Mickey scores an accidental basket for Russian team BC Khimki.
  • Jordan Mickey, an American basketball player, may have scored the weirdest basket of the year.
  • Unprepared for a fast pass from BC Khimki teammate Stefan Marković, Mickey accidentally headed the ball onto the rim and into the net.
  • The two-point basket extended the Russian team’s lead to 36-24. Khimki went on to win the EuroLeague match 85-69.
  • Watch the freak shot below.

Jordan Mickey may have sunk the weirdest basket of the year when he accidentally scored a freak header on Wednesday for Russian team BC Khimki in the EuroLeague.

In the second quarter, Serbian point guard Stefan Marković fired the ball to Mickey, who was inside the arc but unprepared for the pace of the pass at the time.

The ball bounced of his head and ended up kissing the rim and dropping through the net to extend the Russian team’s lead over its Montenegro opponent Buducnost Podgorica to 36-24.

Watch the accidental basket here:

The EuroLeague’s twitter account helpfully turned the critical moment into a replayable gif:

Mickey, a 24-year-old power forward from Texas, signed a one-year deal with the Russian team earlier in the year, after stints at the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat in the NBA.

Khimki ended the EuroLeague match victorious, with an 85-69 win.

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