The video above is Cavaliers power forward JJ Hickson shooting a pair of free throws in Monday night’s Game Two against the Boston Celtics. If you pay close attention to the seats just right of the stanchion, you will see Boston general manager Danny Ainge attempting to distract the shooting Hickson.
During the second attempt, Ainge managed to get his hands on a towel and proceeded to toss it into the air. Per the Associated Press, this action is under league review.
“That was interesting to see that happen during the flow of the game, from Danny Ainge,” Cavaliers head coach Mike Brown said. “If it’s within the rules, hey, at this time, you do whatever you can to win. As long as it’s within the rules.”
And given the league review, there is a chance that these actions may actually not be within said rules. Ainge has long been considered a fiery competitor, but his actions on Monday may have some ramifications. More on this as it develops.
(video courtesy of Red’s Army)