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Nets rookie Cory Jefferson throws up one of NBA's all-time worst air balls

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It can sometimes be hard to relate to players in the NBA as you watch them night after night perform to a freakish level, repeatedly doing things you had only previously seen in video games.

Thankfully though, while the likes of LeBron James and Anthony Davis are continuing to defy logic with incredible feats on the hardwood, we can thank Brooklyn Nets rookie Cory Jefferson for helping break down the barriers on Tuesday night.

Ladies and gentleman, this is not hyperbole. Jefferson's 'shot' (and we use that term very loosely) might just amount to the worst air ball ever to grace the hallowed courts of the NBA.

Not even close

Handed the ball for a very, very open three point shot during the Nets' Tuesday night game against the Chicago Bulls, the former Baylor star steadied himself, took aim with no one even within sniffing distance, unleashed a shot toward the basket - awaiting the swish of the net and the crowd's applause that usually follows such a gimme.

You can check out the shot via THIS LINK.

I mean that thing wasn't even close. The commentator's cries of "what was that" were shared by everyone inside the Bulls arena.

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With the video of the epic air ball going viral today you have to feel for Jefferson a little as he tries to forge a career in the pros.

The youngster took to Twitter in an attempt to explain away the errant shot.

Stats don't lie?

The ironic thing is that Jefferson arrived in the league as someone heralded for an unlikely three-point ability. In his final season at Baylor he was making 41 percent of his three-point attempts.

As of nine games into his NBA career though the power forward is yet to find the basket from distance - shooting 0-of-5 to date.

It's safe to say it might take him, and his Brooklyn Nets teammates, a while before allowing Jefferson to get back on that three-point horse. 

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