Tuesday 18th June 2024,
The Hoop Doctors

Lucas Nogueira Drops His Pants During Favors Free Throw


Lucas Nogueira is a third-year player out of Brazil who is seeing his first consistent playing time in the NBA this season. He is a valuable shot blocker and rebounder in a reserve role for the Toronto Raptors playing 19 minutes per game.

Fun fact, when I was in Las Vegas for NBA Summer League two and a half years ago I also saw Nogueira blissfully enjoying the wonders of Fogo de Chao, a popular all-you-can-eat Brazilian steakhouse.

Back to the story at hand though, Nogueira for whatever reason, felt a very strong urge to prevent Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors from being able to focus while shooting a free throw in the 3rd quarter of the Raptors-Jazz game that took place in Toronto on Thursday night, so he dropped his shorts…

To his credit the bizarre and perplexing act worked as Favors missed the free throw and the Raptors never looked back, winning the game 101-93.

Nogueira has guaranteed he will be a strong candidate for the Shaqtin A Fool of the year award, and is already getting strong buzz from the committee I am told.

I get the sneaking suspicion that Nogueira may have been listening to this to get himself up for Thursday night’s game…

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