“Inside the NBA” on Wednesday recalled the twenty first anniversary of Shaquille O’Neal’s 18-for-39 free-throw recreation within the 2000 NBA Finals ― and let the Corridor of Famer shoot a number of within the studio to redeem himself.
O’Neal sank an abysmal 52.7% of his foul photographs in his profession, and his weak spot grew to become extra obvious when the Indiana Pacers employed the “Hack-a-Shaq” fouling technique in Sport 2.
Regardless of O’Neal’s 46% accuracy from the road, he scored 40 factors and the Lakers nonetheless gained, 111-104. They went on to take the sequence in six video games.
However Shaq is commonly ribbed for his free-throw failures. Wednesday evening was no totally different. TNT’s Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Ernie Johnson tried to guess what number of makes an attempt it might take for Shaq to make one on a mini-hoop.
Shaq stunned all of them ― and never in a great way.
A pissed off Shaq resorted to an influence transfer on considered one of his tormentors. However even that was a miss.