There are few players in the NBA who struggle shooting free throws more than Los Angeles Clippers big man DeAndre Jordan, which is why it makes sense the Clippers allowed their center to shoot a technical foul shot during Sunday’s victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Wait – say what?
Yep – that’s exactly what took place during Los Angeles’ blowout victory.
After Cleveland Cavaliers big man Spencer Hawes was ejected from the game, the Clippers elected to have Jordan – a 45.3 percent foul shooter – step to the line and attempt the technical free throw.
So why did they do this? Seemingly for fun, given they had a 97-78 lead with just 1:19 left in the game.
There were other, far better options on the court who could have taken the shot by the Clippers seemingly felt like giving everybody a show.
So did Jordan make the free throw, sending the Staples Center crowd into a frenzy? Negative. Jordan’s shot fell short, clanking off the front rim as thousands (among those on the Clippers bench) couldn’t help but be disappointed.