Watch Mo Cheeks and the rest of the Thunder bench freak out while Stephen Jackson buries a corner three, then read what Zach Lowe of Sports Illustrated has to say about the phenomenon of benches trying to get in the heads of nearby shooters.

This should be a rule, written or unwritten: If the players and coaches on an opposing team’s bench scream, yell, clap or stomp their feet to distract a nearby shooter, that shooter should be able to make any verbal taunt and/or staring gesture he would like upon making the shot.

Yes, exactly. If someone is yelling at you to miss a shot, then you drain it right in their face, you should have a chance to be like, “Haha. What.” It only seems fair.

One other rule I’d add — Joey Crawford shouldn’t call any important Spurs games. I’m sure Tim Duncan agrees.

Comments (5)

  1. Love Reggie’s reaction

  2. Hated this so much as a momentum swing.
    OKC’s rabid crowd quiets for a full second and suddenly they are back on their feet after a tech.

  3. ANY verbal taunt? Thats just opening a flood gate for some really funny taunts, so i’m for it.
    Terrible call, it’s even worse the second time around watching it.

  4. although it was crawford who gave the T (what a surprise…), the real messup was bill kennedy

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