Hassan Whiteside on free throws: ‘Like hot chocolate on a rainy day’

Sunday March 6th, 2016

Heat center Hassan Whiteside would like you to know that he is very comfortable at the free throw line.

After starting out his career with rocky free throw percentages, Whiteside has posted a 61% mark from the stripe this season, and converted 79% of the time over his past 11 games. Why? Because it’s like sipping on some hot cocoa to him, that’s why.

“I feel comfortable at the line,” Whiteside said after Miami’s 112–102 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday. “You know when it’s a rainy day, and you get hot chocolate, and you put a nice movie on and tuck yourself in? That’s how comfortable I feel at the free throw line.”

NADKARNI: Heat are finding ways to win in Chris Bosh’s absence

Yes, Hassan. I know that feeling.

– Kenny Ducey

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.