This morning Toucher and Rich were discussing Kyrie's actions throwing the game ball into the stands after Murray took that end of game shot. Ainge went on to say he would have done the same thing and stated that people didn't stat hunt back when he played. That's when Tony Mazz texted in to ask about a game where apparently Ainge had the season's free throw % title but hadn't taken enough free throws in the season to be eligible, so he drove to the basket several times to get to the minimum amount of free throws taken. Ainge laughed it off and said it was true but there was a story behind it, which ended up being one of the most hilarious Celtic history stories I've heard.
Apparently, Bird had a free throw shooting incentive in his shoe contract for $50k. Ainge's plan was to get to the line one last time so that he would qualify for the highest free throw % that season, thus knocking Bird out. He was going to make the first shot, call a time out, and then negotiate with Bird his cut of the $50k in order to miss the next free throw. Before he could get his last drive to the basket KC Jones took him out, ending his negotiating ability. I love this level of trolling, Ainge is the man.