History of the Intentional foul from Shaq to Rodman to Wallace to Evans to Dwight
The Hack-a-Shaq strategy didn’t stop Shaq from winning a few rings and David Stern didn’t seem to care when Ben Wallace or Reggie Evans were being intentionally fouled but with the so much “invested” into Dwight Howard and the Lakers, Stern has been vocal about wanting to stop this strategy that’s been around since Dwight Howard was a little kid – not a grown man acting like a little kid.
Don’t offer this kid any free throw advice either. Steve Nash tried to give him some pointers in practice and when the media asked about it, this was his response
“My mind cannot get clouded with everybody telling me how to shoot a free throw. I just have to go up there and shoot it my way and not get caught up in what everybody else is saying, because that’s when I miss.”