The rule is clear: Throw another players’ shoe when it comes off and earn a technical foul.
Monday night in the Warriors win over the Hornets, Jeremy Lamb‘s shoe came off midway through the fourth quarter, it was just sitting in the middle of the floor, right above the free throw line. Cousins picked it up and tossed it off the court — not in a malicious way, but just so nobody steps on it. But that drew a technical foul.
We’ll see if the league rescinds this technical. This wasn’ a malicious act and closely following the letter of the law here is a mistake.
Cousins scored 24 points and pulled down 11 rebounds, leading the Golden State Warriors past the Charlotte Hornets 121-110.