Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 at 11:21 am  |  17 responses

Video: Danny Ainge Tries Throwing Hickson Off

Look at the man in the dark jacket behind the basket. Before the first of two freebies in Game 2, he gets out of his seat right as JJ Hickson lets the ball go. Not done yet, the man throws up a towel as the second shot goes up. Who’s “the man?” None other than Boston GM Danny Ainge.

Was this a case of gamesmanship gone too far? Either way, credit Hickson for not getting too flustered, sinking the second shot as the towel landed.


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  • mike

    who cares…a fan sitting in that seat could do the same thing

  • vtrobot

    2nd what mike said. does anyone actually believe that can throw off a player? i’d say it doesn’t and that the person waving the “brick” sign, or throwing the towel far into the air, pretty much just looks like a fanboy tool. go celts.

  • keify34

    Maybe I’m wrong but it looks like Ainge is sitting next to the guy that commits both acts.

  • Bently

    Lmfao.. this old a** dude is childish

  • Roberto

    Like players dont do that anyways. You see alot of them trying to distract shooters when they are shooting right not to the bench. Throwing towels, yelling at them, even standing up next to them while they are shooting. This is no big deal.

  • Ronald

    Danny Ainge needs to work on his free throw distraction techniques. You need to distort his perception by moving slightly left and right as he looks at the room.

  • http://www.twitter.com/dfrance21 dfrance21

    I find it funny what a good ol time he was having over there. I wonder how much he enjoyed them blowing the lead. lol.

  • D’Bri

    didn’t eddie house do this 2 years ago and get fined? sounds familiar, could be wrong though

  • roman

    @dfrance21- you mean how much did he enjoy beating the Cavs at home!!!!!

  • http://www.springbored.net letsmotor

    i wouldn’t say they blew the lead so much as the cavs made a run, which any good team is bound to do. c’s certainly responded though, and they did beat the cavs by 18 in cleveland, so the cavs and their fans shouldn’t be talking trash.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    maybe he was unintentionally waving the white flag? either that or he was having a flashback of robert horry.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Pardeep

    LOL he just threw a white towel

  • fut.

    Ainge is obviously making racist comments towards JJ using the metaphor of a white towel.

  • http://www.youtube.com/ The Promise

    Who cares? They had a huge lead, and if that messed his free throw up, he needs to concentrate a lot more.

  • http://www.nba.com/suns Dacre

    It is an ineffectual as beating one of the University students I play against off the dribble and they CLAP when you lay up…as if a clap is remotely distracting on a court with 8 guys running around…

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  • Robb

    What’s wrong with that?