NBA games are full of surprises. We are used to expecting highlight reels from specific players, however, some events are simply weird. Manu Ginobili using his reflexes to catch a low flying bat on the court, or the regular season game between the Clippers and the Grizzlies being paused because there was a t-shirt on top of the backboard are examples of weird stuff that happened mid-game.
With the above information in mind, we have come up with a list of NBA games that were weird due to certain hilarious and unusual events. Some of these games will remain in the memory of most NBA fans.
#5 Lakers vs Cavaliers, February 5, 2014
There are a few bizarre NBA rules that are situational and remain unexploited. Whenever they come into effect, it comes as a surprise to some coaches and referees. In the game in question, Robert Sacre of the Los Angeles Lakers fouled out but had to keep playing because there were no more available players on the roster due to in-game injuries or foul disqualification.
The rule states that no team will be allowed to field fewer than five players. The lack of a replacement player means the affected player shall remain in the game and will be charged with a personal and team foul. The team will get a technical for every subsequent foul committed by the player.