Even on his dwelling courtroom, Giannis Antetokounmpo is getting called for his sluggish free throw taking pictures.
Except for this time, it is not the Nets’ scoreboard calling out the Bucks’ ahead; it is the officers.
During Thursday’s Game 3 matchup against Brooklyn, Antetokounmpo was called for a 10-second violation whereas taking pictures his second of two free throws.
In the video, Antetokounmpo receives the ball and takes 5 seconds earlier than he even begins to dribble it. He proceeds to dribble the ball six occasions, earlier than pausing in a crouched place when the officers determined that they had seen sufficient and name him for the 10-second violation. A clock on ESPN’s broadcast confirmed it went 13.03 seconds.
MORE: If Charles Barkley has an issue with the Nets and NBA Super Teams, he would not know his NBA historical past
Making free throws has been something however straightforward for Antetokounmpo this postseason. He has a profession success price of 71.7 p.c, however this postseason, coming into Thursday’s recreation, he’s taking pictures simply 53.5 p.c. He’s been particularly terrible against the Nets, having made 2-of-10 free throws within the first two video games.
By halftime of Thursday’s recreation, he was 2-for-7 from the road.
ESPN analyst Jay Williams was prepared throughout halftime for a stat at Antetokounmpo’s expense. He mentioned it takes Usain Bolt much less time to run a 100-yard sprint than it takes Antetokounmpo to shoot a free throw.
“You would think if you’re shooting 28 percent from the free-throw line tonight, 23 percent for the series, why is your routine so long. It should be faster so you’re not spending as much time thinking about the shot and just reacting and shooting,” Williams mentioned.
Bolt set the world file for the 100-meter sprint in 2009 at 9.58 seconds. That 100-meter distance can be the gap of almost three-and-a-half basketball courts.
Yeah, it is secure to say Antetokounmpo wants to maneuver just a little sooner on the line.