After the Spurs had built the 20 point lead over the Clippers, and both teams had emptied their benches, Boban Marjanovich was fouled in the act of shooting. He swished his first free throw, and then this happened:
I don't know about you, but that reminded me of this:
You know, the kind of thing that people practice. Or at least the kind of thing that happens among people who work together all the time. Sure, Boris Diaw and Kyle Anderson have spent the whole season with Boban, but Andre Miller and Kevin Martin haven't even been with the team a month yet. There's no way they're actually practicing this, right? But if they're not, then how'd it get so perfect? Does the act of donning the silver and black somehow bestow some uncanny synchronicity on NBA players?
In the end, it doesn't matter whether they go out of their way to make it look so perfect or not, the smoothness with which San Antonio executes the ritual that comes after a free throw is just one more thing that's enjoyable to watch this team do.
Of course, it's also fun when they win.