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Like George Springer before him, Lance McCullers Jr. took the Rockets 'First Shot' -- and also missed

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Being a two-sport star is no easy task -- why else do you suspect it hasn't happened very much?

After the Astros won the World Series, George Springer turned up at a Rockets game to take the ceremonial 'First Shot' prior to tip-off ... and he missed it, just as he expected he would

On Monday night, it was Lance McCullers Jr.'s turn to step up to the free-throw line and take a shot before the Rockets beat the Nets:

... though he, too, came up short.

Those two may not be able to run the court with James Harden, Trevor Ariza and the NBA, but they're doing OK in their own right.