Lakers Break Dismal NBA Free-Throw Record, Still Beat Pacers Somehow


January 20, 2018

Whether they’re playing in high school, college or the NBA, basketball players always are told that making free throws is important.

Well, maybe that’s all a bunch of rubbish.

The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Indiana Pacers 99-86 Friday night, despite “breaking” a truly dismal NBA record. The Lakers shot a woeful 2-14 (14.3 percent) from the charity stripe, thus setting the mark for the worst team free-throw percentage in a single game in NBA history.

Check out this ugly box score:

Gross. Props to Jordan Clarkson for knocking down a pair, though.

Los Angeles set the record despite being without the services of rookie point guard Lonzo Ball, who sat out with a knee sprain. Ball, whose jump shot is a total eyesore, is shooting just 48 percent from the free-throw line this season.

So, aspiring ballers: When your coach tells you to work on your free throws, you now have a legitimate rebuttal.

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