Remember last week when a Rwandan soccer league banned witchcraft after a player was accused of (literally) cursing a goalpost so that his team could score — which they later did?
A couple of NBA players may have gotten the same idea.
On Wednesday night, in the fourth quarter of a close game, an Atlanta Hawks player missed a free throw that would have extended his team’s lead. When the ball bounced to the Orlando Magic’s Serge Ibaka, he said something to the ball — perhaps trying to put a hex on it, hoping the player would miss again.
Atlanta’s Dwight Howard immediately grabbed the ball from Ibaka and issued a counter-hex before handing it back to the ref. It looked like he was telling the ball, “Don’t listen to that guy.”
It was entertaining as hell to watch.
My favorite part is Ibaka’s reaction after Howard’s counter-hex, as if he’s pleading to the ref about how unfair that is…
… and Howard laughing about the whole thing.
The NBA, I assume, has no plans to institute an anti-witchcraft rule.
(Thanks to Bryan for the link)