Even on his home court, Giannis Antetokounmpo is called in to shoot slow on the free throw.
Except this time, it’s No nets scoreboard call Bucks’ forward; They are responsible.
During Thursday’s Game Three game against Brooklyn, Antetokounmpo was called for a 10-second breach as he fired for the second time from two free throws.
In the video, Antetokounmpo receives the ball and takes five seconds before he even starts bouncing it. He proceeded to dribble the ball six times, before pausing into a squat position when officials decided they had seen enough and called him for a 10-second breach. An hour in the ESPN broadcast showed it went 13.03 seconds.
Making free throws was not an easy thing for Antetokounmpo in this poster. His career success rate is 71.7 percent, but this post-season, with Thursday’s game going, he’s shooting at just 53.5 percent. He was especially terrible against the Nets, having made 2 of 10 free throws in his first two games.
By the end of the first half of Thursday’s game, it was 2 for 7 off the line.
ESPN Analyst Jay Williams was on hand during the first half for a stat on Antetokounmpo’s account. He said it takes Usain Bolt less time to run a dash for 100 yards than it takes Antetokounmpo to make a free throw.
“You might think that if you’re shooting 28 percent of the free-throw line tonight, and 23 percent for the series, why is your routine so long. It has to be faster so you don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the shot,” Williams said.
Bolt set the world record for the 100 meters in 2009 in 9.58 seconds. That 100-meter distance would be the distance of roughly three and a half basketball courts.
Yes, it’s safe to say Antetokounmpo needs to move a little faster on the streak.