The infinite timeout loophole that almost broke the 1976 NBA Finals
- Published: 05 February 2019
- The Boston Celtics and Phoenix Suns faced off in the 1976 NBA Finals, and with the game in double overtime the Suns did something so genius that it seemed idiotic. But really, they just knew the rules. They called a timeout they didn't have, and were assessed with a technical foul, but it allowed them to inbound the ball from half court instead of under their own basket. With just 1 second left, this meant they had a better chance to get a shot off, and without knowing how to break the rules in your favor, it never would've worked.
Watch the video to find out what happened after that, and also why a fan fought a referee in the middle of all of this.
Written and produced by Ryan Simmons and Seth Rosenthal
Shot by Mike Imhoff
Animations and graphics by Philip Pasternak
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