The Toronto Raptors are having to cope with a lot of noise tonight during the final game at Oracle Arena. It is really loud in that building.
Players find different ways to tune out the noise, but coaches have a unique issue with it. They need to find a way to be heard over the din.
Raptors assistant coach Jamaal Magloire has an interesting solution for this problem. It involves one of those paper cups NBA teams drink out of on the bench.
Magloire punches out a hole in the bottom of the cup and uses it as a megaphone of sorts. He could be seen doing so in the first quarter tonight.
Magloire used it while Steph Curry was at the free throw line.
Raptors assistant coach Jamaal Magloire using a paper cup to yell instructions and to try to distract Steph Curry at the free throw line LOL pic.twitter.com/DrGIzXHTmQ
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) June 14, 2019
For those who are unfamiliar, Magloire is a Toronto native who had a lengthy NBA career, making one All-Star game in his 12 seasons.
He has been on staff with the Raptors in a variety of roles since 2012.
We’ll see if he makes any more appearances on camera tonight.