Florida guard Canyon Barry has now made 39 consecutive free throws, giving him ownership of the school’s record for most in a row. And he’s done it with the same underhand heave that allowed his dad, Rick Barry, to retire with what was then the highest free throw percentage in NBA history back in 1980.
Our pals at Sports on Earth caught up with Rick Barry and made a cool documentary that tries to answer the question that anyone who has ever watched Shaq shoot free-throws has asked: How come nobody shoots underhanded free throws anymore?
Fans of a certain age will remember this ad...it was in the back of almost every Marvel and DC comic for years.
Right, so, if you can make it through five minutes of near-constant boos for Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob, as he's attempting to honor Chris Mullin by raising his jersey to the rafters, well, you're great at suppressing your cringe reflex.
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