Jan 15, 2013; South Bend, IN, USA; Georgetown Hoyas head coach Keith Brown gestures to the crowd in the first half against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at the Purcell Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Georgetown Women's Basketball player attempts to block shot with shoe (Video)

There’s little worse than being on the court, playing your heart out on defense only to have an equipment failure. There you are – going toe to toe with the opposing player and your foot slips out of your shoe. You then inadvertently slip on the hardwood thanks to your slick sock, falling out of defensive position.

What do you? Generally, you get up and try to defend but by that time, it’s often too late.

It’s a scenario that happened to Shayla Cooper of Georgetown, who decided she’d improvise when facing the above situation.

As Cooper slipped out of her kicks and fell to the court, she reached behind her in search of her shoe. Grabbing it, Cooper saw that the opposition was setting up for an open jumper, so she decided to toss her shoe into the air, hoping to block the shot in some type of mid-air collision.

It didn’t work out so well, at least in regards to the block, but the Richmond player did miss the shot and shockingly – there was no whistle on the play.


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