Bruce Reznick may be the most well-known Nets fan ever. You know him as “Mr. Whammy,” the guy who sits behind the basket and distracts opponents from shooting free throws. He’s done it for nearly 20 years with a specific hexing strategy, which he detailed in the piece above produced by ESPN’s Grantland, so I won’t spoil it for you.
Mr. Whammy, a native of Canarsie, Brooklyn, considers his missed free throws “points” in his favor, points that he takes away because he “has the power.” He scored three points on Friday night against the Toronto Raptors, who shot 29-37 from the free throw line overall.