The timer the Brooklyn Nets used to mock Giannis Antetokounmpo’s long free throw routine is gone and it’s not coming back.
According to the New York Post, the NBA told the Nets to stop displaying the stopwatch on the scoreboard when Antetokounmpo trying to throw a free throw As they did in Game 1 against the Milwaukee Bucks, the NBA didn’t want the team to “incite” fans to mock opposing players. And so does the timer.
Here’s a look at the timer in action and the fans’ reactions.
free throw procedure Antetokounmpo Usually lasts at least 10 seconds, which is a violation of NBA free-throw rules. Players should take a penalty shootout within 10 seconds of receiving the ball from the referee. When the stopwatch at Barclays Center exceeds 10, the number changes from white to red.
A stopwatch isn’t just to come into your head. Antetokounmpo He also showed the referee when he passed 10 seconds. He didn’t take any free throws in Game 1 and the New York Post reported that his two attempts lasted longer than 10 seconds.
Fans at Barclays are timing Giannis anyway.
The timer only appeared for one game at the Barclays Center, but that’s all it took to get ingrained in the hearts and minds of Nets fans.
It didn’t appear on screen at all in Game 2, but that didn’t stop fans – especially the Brooklyn Brigade – according to the New York Post – from the moment Antetokounmpo attempted a free throw.
Antetokounmpo Only two of his seven free throws in Game 2.
The timer may run out. But it will last forever for Nets fans, or at least until the end of the series.
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