The NBA preseason is an entirely worthwhile exercise because players need practice before games start carrying real consequences. Hell, many of the pros completely forget the rules over the summer.
Like Los Angeles Lakers guard Ronnie Price.
After losing the ball — and his shoe — he attempted to rectify the situation by heaving his footwear at a streaking Andre Iguodola.
Since this is the NBA and not an Austin Powers outtake, Price was whistled for a technical foul.
Who throws a shoe? Ronnie Price, that’s who. He can now look forward to this blooper being mentioned in the opening paragraph of his Wikipedia entry.
Hey, at least he’ll be known for something.
[H/T: Dime Magazine]