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05th Mar 2015

Video: Worst piece of man-marking this side of Chicago spells disaster for Wizards

The NBA's version of Chris Smalling?

Patrick McCarry

What was he (not) thinking?

Otto Porter of Washington Wizards was supposed to be marking Chicago Bulls’ Tony Snell – a three-point menace – in the final seconds of his side’s NBA match-up at the United Center.

Instead, Porter’s eyes were drawn to the ball and, seemingly mesmerised, he allowed his man to skip off unmarked for a three-point attempt. It took Porter 2.14 seconds to release his man had scooted off.

Snell missed his three-point effort but Bulls forward Pau Gasol was fouled when claiming the rebound. He netted two from two at the free-throw line and the Wizards lost 97-92.