Grayer's airballs: Urban Legend or Fact?
The only entertaining moment during last night's game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Boston Celtics occured when Bucks C Jared Reiner left his free throw attempt five feet short. Bucks color commentator Dennis Krause said "He just shot an airball... embarrasing."
Then the television voice of the Bucks, Jim Paschke, said Reiner's freethrow airball doesn't even come close to being as embarrasing as a pair of freethrow airballs shot by former Buck Jeff Grayer. According to Paschke, Grayer had one airball that didn't even make it to the dotted circle five feet in front of the free throw line, and he had a second one that went behind him.
Now, I don't doubt Paschke, but I also do not recall seeing either of those airballs, live or on tape. Can anyone out there confirm that these hard-to-fathom shots actually occured?