Jazz hero Lauri Markkanen reveals honest feelings after 0.4 buzzer-beater gets waived off against Kings


Utah Jazz saw their big man Lauri Markkanen register his best performance for them as he dropped 28 points in a lost cause against the Sacramento Kings. In a 117-115 loss in Salt Lake City, basketball fanatics in Utah hailed Lauri until the refs waived off his heroics.

Lauri Markkanen
Lauri Markkanen

With just 0.4 seconds on the clock, the Utah Jazz trailed by 2 points with no timeouts left. This is just when Lauri Markkanen decided to launch himself up the floor, and Jarred Vanderbilt did not disappoint him. The latter found Lauri via a full-court inbound pass with the hope of witnessing a miracle.

Markkanen had already dropped a team-high 28 points and was destined to pull off the unthinkable, knocking down a stellar shot to snap their current four-game losing streak. As the team celebrated, the game ref went over to review the shot and eventually waved it off as the ball was just in contact with the concerned player.

Lauri Markkanen gets brutally honest on the waived-off buzzer-beater against the Kings

The Utah Jazz big man revealed his shock at pulling off the miracle shot but had no one else but himself to blame. Markkanen also shared a light upon his disappointment in how he defended Fox when the Sacramento Kings speedster attacked the basket to give Sacramento the lead in the dying seconds.

“[Feeling] disappointment in myself first [of all] — I got up too much on De’Aaron Fox. [As for the shot], I thought I got it off in time and won the game,” Markkanen shared, per Eric Walden of the Salt Lake Tribune.

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