This Youth Hoops Coach Stormed on the Court to Block a Shot a Kid Fired at the Wrong Basket


Watch enough youth sporting events, and you’re all but certain to see a child shoot at the wrong basket, or kick towards the wrong goal, or run towards the wrong end zone.

But one coach decided it wasn’t going to happen on his watch.

Keep an eye on the team in the green jerseys. A player got control of the ball and ran down the floor. He was eventually hassled by defenders, and he threw the ball back to a teammate.

But the teammate began sprinting the wrong way. (And we do mean sprinting. This was the traveling violation, if we’ve ever seen one.) The kid went all the way down the floor, and was about to fire at the wrong basket.

“NOOOOOOOOO! NOOOOOOOOOO! NOOOOOOOOOO!” Someone off camera screamed at the top of his lungs.

Enter coach.

Coach dashed on the court, got between the kid and the basket, and with all the force of Shaquille O’Neal in the film Blue Chips, rejected the shot as it was hoisted up.

The coach blocked the shot so hard that the kid was knocked to the floor from the impact. And coach was fired up about it. In the closing second of the video, he waved his arms furiously, as if to say “Get that shot outta here!”

Watch above, via YouTube.

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