Jack welcomes Wright back to Oracle with shoe toss
Dorell Wright set a Golden State franchise record with 194 three-pointers in the 2010-11 season, 102 of which came at Oracle. But his former home rims weren't so nice Friday night, and neither was Warriors guard Jarrett Jack.
As a member of the 76ers, Wright was 1-for-5 from behind the arc, totaling eight points and 23 minutes in Philadelphia's 96-89 loss to the Warriors.
[RECAP: Warriors 96, 76ers 89]
Despite a tough night, it's a particular play in the second quarter that caused the most frustration for Wright. Warriors eight-year NBA veteran guard Jarrett Jack reported back for defense to find nine-year veteran Wright's shoe sitting in the paint. So he sent it 15 rows deep into the stands. Then he hit a three-pointer that preceded a Golden State timeout.
After the game, the play received accolades from head coach Mark Jackson and David Lee, who cited former teammate Nate Robinson as another shoe-tossing culprit. But Jack and Robinson are not alone; even superstars like Dwyane Wade have been known to huck a sneaker.