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Meyers Leonard Silently Protests Bucks' Free Throw Shooting

Meyers Leonard and the Blazers bench were less than pleased with Giannis Antetokounmpo's free throw antics.

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Meyers Leonard and the Blazers bench could be seen and heard actively protesting Giannis Antetokounmpo's free throw routine tonight.

Players, theoretically, have 10 seconds to shoot a free throw after receiving the ball from the official. In this video Leonard can be seen on the bench silently urging the officials to blow their whistles as Antetokounnmpo cradles the ball for about 12 seconds:

On Antetokounmpo's next trip to the line the Blazers bench can be heard counting to 11 seconds:

The inaction of the referees, despite the protestations of the Blazers bench, was no surprise; the violation is rarely called. Historically, Dwight Howard, Karl Malone, and Adrian Dantley have all been notorious offenders.