Four years ago today, one of the most important events in the history of Lakers Twitter happened: Podcaster and Hot Take Enthusiast Anthony Irwin showed up to an empty gym for a media pickup game at Las Vegas Summer League, dribbled the ball towards the basket during warmups, gathered, took two awkward steps in the direction of the bucket, and juuuuuuuust barely bricked the layup.
The clip has become the stuff of legend (albeit maybe only to me and a few others specifically). And chances are, if you’ve followed Anthony or I on social media, you’ve seen me tweet the clip at him, or others. I christened it the Eurostumble. He and Christian Rivas have taken to calling it the Churro Step. Others have simply called it “that video of Anthony missing the layup.”
But whatever name the most niche and online members of the Lakers community know the video by, the shot has become a cult sensation, even getting the breakdown treatment from members of the Lakers like Kyle Kuzma and Pete Zayas:
He just put too much English on it. Can’t make em all— kuz (@kylekuzma) June 23, 2020
But given how much the clip has been seen on Twitter, or discussed on all of our podcasts, you may have found yourself, at some point, wondering about the real story behind it. And if that’s the case, your wait is over, because “The Last Prance” is here to tell it:
Produced by my lovely and talented fiancee, Mia Agraviador, based on an idea we had while watching “The Last Dance,” this mini documentary features interviews with people who were involved of the night of the Eurostumble, as well as never-before-seen, behind-the-scenes footage. We hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it, and special thanks to everyone who participated.