Sleep Train Arena seems to be quite the place for setting records these last few months. Just a couple of months after the fans at the arena broke the noise record, the NBA refs broke a record for longest time between a foul and a basket. The play occured with just 15 seconds left in the game, when Pacer's star Paul George was fouled, took 5 steps, made a sandwich, walked a mile, watched a movie, and wrote a memoir, before shooting a three and making it. The refs ruled it an And 1. Guinness was on hand again to confirm the record.
"Man, it feels great, the Guinness Book of Records. I know that this has been a great year for me and the team, but this is definitely the highlight of it all." George said of his record breaking performance.
"Not much you can do, we were informed they were going to try to break the record, so we should have been better prepared. The league clearly states that the refs are always right, even when they are wrong." Mike Malone said after the game.
"It feels great to give the Pacer's such a well deserved win." referee Bill Spooner said after the game. "They have had it really tough as of late. Just the other day, on the flight here, I heard they missed the cutoff for getting a meal."
OTHER RECORDS BROKEN
Marcus Thornton broke another record. He scored 42 points, which was the most points scored by a former NBA player in a basketball game.
Grant Napear broke the record for how many times an announcer said the team needed this shot to win the game (52 times)
David West broke the record for most expletives shouted at a ref without receiving a second technical.
SacTownRoyalty contributor Bradley Geiser (beeradgee88) broke the record for most bitter FanPost in SBNation history)
Guinness is also the favorite beverage of NBA referees during halftime.
Seriously, Marcus Thornton dropped 42 points.