The highlight of the NBA playoffs happened last night in Cleveland during the Celtics-Cavaliers game.
(Paging Dr. Drew … Dr. Drew please report to Row 1, Seat 1 … )
From his seat behind the Cavaliers basket during the third quarter, Boston Celtics General Manager Danny Ainge threw a towel in the air during a free throw attempt by Cleveland player J.J. Hickson in an apparent attempt to distract the shooter.
Before throwing the towel, Ainge also could be seen in the video standing up during another of Hickson’s free throws and turning around to talk to fans between shots.
The general manager’s behavior did not go unnoticed by Cavaliers Coach Mike Brown.
Brown to the ASSOCIATED PRESS:
“That was interesting to see that happen during the flow of the game, from Danny Ainge. If it’s within the rules, hey, at this time, you do whatever you can to win. As long as it’s within the rules.”
NBA PR guy Tim Frank told the AP that the league is in the processing of “reviewing” the matter.
My first reaction to what Ainge did isn’t that it was a petty, classless, childlike move from a person who should know better. Instead, I thought, “dude, everything okay?”
Seriously, if the GM of the Boston Celtics can’t control himself from doing something like that, I’m thinking a basketball game is probably the least of his worries.