Watch This Guy Get Rejected By the Backboard in Slam Dunk Attempt Gone Horribly Wrong

Luigi Datome — who spent part of three seasons in the NBA and is now playing for a Turkish team, Fenerbahçe, in the Euroleague — apparently has developed a reputation with regard to his slam dunk prowess.

Or lack thereof.

“You don’t think of him as a flying dunker,” an announcer said, while broadcasting a recent game.

And that reputation is likely to stay with Datome for a little while after the comically bad try you can see above.

Datome sprinted down the baseline with a left-hand dribble. Then, he switched to his right as he went up for a dunk attempt.

But he was way, way, way off. The ball crashed into the side of the backboard, which caused Datome to hit the deck.

Nope… definitely not a flying dunker.

Watch above, via Twitter and Def Pen Hoops.

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