While the ball was being inbounded, Bibby stepped out of his shoe. Before he had a chance to put it back on, Wade grabbed it and tossed it off the court, slowing Bibby down, as he had to track down the shoe and then get it back on.
Had this happened to any other player on the floor, it likely would have annoyed me. It was a move from Metta World Peace's book, who once did the same thing to Trevor Ariza.
Plays like this are funny if you're rooting for the team doing the tossing, but probably should be considered a delay of game or the offending player should be given a technical. It's silly, there's no need for it, it's "not a basketball play" and if you do it to the wrong player, it could turn into something the next trip down the floor.
During his postgame press conference, Wade was asked about his play. With a grin on his face, he said, "It was fun. I love messing with Mike." It was fun for non-Heat fans or non-Mike Bibby fans.
What do you think? Should plays like this result in a technical or delay of game penalty?
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