Houston Rockets up-and-comer Greg Smith has been a pleasant surprise for the team. On the season, Smith is averaging 16 points and 10 rebounds. There is no question that the former D-League All-Star is making his impact felt, but he is still 21-years-old with a lot of room to grow.
Perhaps Smith could use some fine tuning of the rule book before he steps back out on to the court.
On Wednesday night against the New Orleans Hornets, Smith did what every sensible human would do when he noticed his shoe was untied. He stopped, leaned over and tied his shoe before continuing on the court. Unfortunately for Smith and the Rockets, Smith was in the lane when he decided to take the time to tie his shoe.
Of course, this resulted in a three-second violation. It may go down as one of the more comical three-second violations in NBA history.
Here is video of the young man’s unfortunate mistake:
Perhaps even more entertaining than Smith’s mistake was the pure horror on Rockets coach Kevin McHale’s face after the whistle was blown:
Life is about learning lessons and growing and I think Smith has received the message loud and clear after his clumsy mistake.