In the first quarter of the Phoenix Suns' game against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, P.J. Tucker and Eric Bledsoe combined for an inbound fail that basically sums up the team's season:

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But this isn't the first such instance in the NBA this year. In fact, the Miami Heat did the same thing less than a week earlier in a much more critical situation -- with 41 seconds left and down 102-101 to the Minnesota Timberwolves. (The Heat went on to lose by the same score.)

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So, which was worse: The one from the over-.500 team scraping to stay in the playoff race in the heated West? Or the one from the sub-.500 team -- albeit playoff caliber, at the moment -- that involved players with just 32 starts for the Heat between them this season?

(Whichever you pick, it still likely won't challenge Lamar Odom's mishap for the 21st century inbound fail crown.)

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Michael Jordan and Barack ObamaGetty Images, AP Photo

In a piece on David Axelrod, former chief strategist to President Barack Obama, New York magazine unearthed an absolute gem of a story regarding the president, one of his basketball idols, and a little bit of a spelling error:

In the front hall is a glass-encased ballot box from the Florida 2000 presidential election. There's also a napkin signed by JFK, a letter from the newly elected Abraham Lincoln to the Chicago mayor's son, and a signed poster of Michael Jordan. "When the president turned 50, I wanted to get him something special ... so I sent it to Jordan to have him sign it for me." In black Sharpie, Jordan scrawled, "To Barrack: you still owe me dinner. Wishing you well, Michael Jordan."

"I gave it to the president, and he said, "I can't put this up, he misspelled my name!' So I said, 'Fine, I'll take it.'"

Given that Obama is quite famously a Chicago sports enthusiast -- who lived in the city during the Bulls' run of six NBA championships, no less -- that had to burn a bit. Still, one wonders whether he should have kept the poster around.

As for MJ . . . we're not sure why it happened. But let's just say we hope that when the Hornets' owner signed the checks for recent Charlotte players like DeSagana Diop and Joel Przybilla, he didn't also have to write out their names.

Check out the full New York piece here.

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Tom Brady, Richard ShermanMark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports

The numbers suggested Super Bowl XLIX was all but over for the New England Patriots. With the Seattle Seahawks looking at a 2nd-and-goal play from the 1-yard line, 12th Man nation had visions of a dynasty dancing in their heads. Some Seattle fans might have already pulled out their credit cards to buy memorabilia commemorating the back-to-back championships. 

We all know what happened next.  One questionable play call and one incredible play by Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler sent Seahawks fans home empty-handed.

Well, not quite. One "company" is here for fans who want to relive the glory of almost winning the Super Bowl with the official Seahawks Super Bowl XLIX collector's pack.

Remember, this is a limited time offer . . . 

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