In the fourth quarter of their 114-108 loss to the Nuggets, Rockets wing Trevor Ariza lost his shoe. So Nuggets guard Will Barton did the only logical thing: he threw it away from Ariza.
So Muntadhar al-Zaidi is the toast of the Middle East (non-Iraqi government division) for hurling his loafers at a certain outgoing U.S. President on Sunday. All hail the shoe martyr! Ahyyyyyy! But he's popular here in the U.S. as well.