Two successful free throws by Roger would give the Pacers an insurmountable four-point advantage. But he made only one, and we grabbed the rebound and called timeout with four seconds to go.
“I had commitments to Franklin Mieuli and the Warriors,” recalls Barry, “and also to Roy Boe and the Nets. It was a difficult situation to be in.”
There is no record of any NBA player ever having successfully played out his option, although the discontent among the NBA players has been a matter of public knowledge for years.