Happy Birthday to Chuck Hayes & his frustrating free throw form
Last year a video tribute to Jermaine O’Neals’ free throw shooting form went viral and if Chuck Hayes went to the free throw line just half as many times as O’neal did in his career than the Chuck Wagon would have caused twice as many lane violations with his just as wacky, if not wackier, free throw shooting form.
The oddest thing about the shortest center in the league wasn’t his odd free throws or underrated defense but his passing. During the final 2 months of the 2010/11 season, the undrafted Rocket had 5 games with 7+ assists including this triple double.
So in honor of one of the most unique players of the past decade, let’s celebrate his birthday with some throwback clips of him shooting free throws.