Even on his residence courtroom, Giannis Antetokounmpo is getting known as for his sluggish free throw capturing.
Apart from this time, it isn’t the Nets’ scoreboard calling out the Bucks’ ahead; it is the officers.
Throughout Thursday’s Recreation three matchup towards Brooklyn, Antetokounmpo was known as for a 10-second violation whereas capturing his second of two free throws.
Within 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.
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Making free throws has been something however straightforward for Antetokounmpo this postseason. He has a profession success fee of 71.7 p.c, however this postseason, coming into Thursday’s sport, he’s capturing simply 53.5 p.c. He is been particularly terrible towards the Nets, having made 2-of-10 free throws within the first two video games.
By halftime of Thursday’s sport, he was 2-for-7 from the road.
ESPN analyst Jay Williams was prepared throughout halftime for a stat at Antetokounmpo’s expense. He stated it takes Usain Bolt much less time to run a 100-yard sprint than it takes Antetokounmpo to shoot a free throw.
“You’d suppose when you’re capturing 28 p.c from the free-throw line tonight, 23 p.c for the sequence, why is your routine so lengthy. It ought to be sooner so you are not spending as a lot time fascinated about the shot and simply reacting and capturing,” Williams stated.
Bolt set the world report for the 100-meter sprint in 2009 at 9.58 seconds. That 100-meter distance could be the space of almost three-and-a-half basketball courts.
Yeah, it is secure to say Antetokounmpo wants to maneuver slightly sooner on the line.