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.