Bulls summer-leaguer pump fakes a free throw – and gets away with it (video)
Bulls summer-league guard Diante Garrett pump faked a free throw – a ridiculous thing to do and a violation.The NBA rulebook states:
The free throw shooter shall not purposely fake a free throw attempt.
PENALTY: This is a violation by the shooter on all free throw attempts and a double violation should not be called if an opponent violates any free throw rules.
So, even though, Toronto’s Jordan Bachynski and Chicago’s Bobby Portis were in the lane, Garret’s faux pas should have superseded the lane violation. Instead, the referees gave the ball back to Garrett, who made the free throw.
Summer league at its finest.
(hat tip: reddit user thatdudecalledZZ)