Watch Markelle Fultz untie Terrence Ross’ shoe before free throw
There had been a rash of guys trying to untie opposing players’ shoes a few years back, but we hadn’t seen anything for a while.
Until the Magic’s Markelle Fultz untied former teammate Terrence Ross‘ shoe Thursday night, just before Ross was to take some game-sealing free throws.
Markelle Fultz tried to untie Terrence Ross' shoelace before he went to shoot two crucial free throws.
Should he have gotten a tech here? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/sadtHl0XZb
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) March 17, 2023
That’s a tricky move, untying a shoe while walking past. Ross was headed to the free throw line with his team up one and 6.5 seconds on the clock, Fultz was trying to throw him off. It didn’t work, Ross drained both. (Then Josh Okogie blocked a Paolo Banchero 3-pointer at the buzzer to seal the Suns’ win.)
No technical foul was called, although there can be for that move. Fultz got away with it, but you can be sure the referees noticed later and will be on alert.
The Suns won 116-113, but Fultz — who has developed into a quality point guard — led all scorers with 25.
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