Video Proof that Isaiah Thomas Carries the Ball, Just Like Fred Hoiberg Said (Video)
Everyone knows there are just some rules NBA refs aren’t going to enforce very often. Travelling is one of them. Carrying is another.
The reason these rules aren’t enforced that often is that (a) they can be hard to prove in the heat of the moment, and (b) they rarely impact the outcome of a game.
That didn’t stop Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg from calling out Celtics superstar Isaiah Thomas for his carrying tendencies during the first round. Hoiberg took a lot of heat for his complaining, especially from members of the Boston media.
Fred Hoiberg just walked off the podium after being asked if Isaiah Thomas carried the ball pic.twitter.com/lKKiOv6XAa
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) April 27, 2017
However, judging from some footage of Thomas from Game 5 between the Celtics and Wizards on Tuesday night, it looks like Hoiberg had a pretty good point.
Take a look:
Somewhere Fred Hoiberg shakes his head pic.twitter.com/RofaeMZuc3
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) May 11, 2017
Yep, that’s carrying alright. It did not give Isaiah Thomas a competitive advantage over the Wizards in any way, but it’s still against the rules.
So what do you think? Should the refs start cracking down on this? Or should they continue to look the other way?
Hat Tip – [FTW]