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VIDEO: Lakers bench goes nuts after successful towel defense on Blazers’ Enes Kanter free-throw

Lakers bench towel defense free-throw Enes Kanter LeBron James

Los Angeles Lakers’ benchwarmers Jared Dudley and Kostas Antetokounmpo did not log in a single second against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday but were still responsible for one defensive stop.

Well, unofficially, of course. The rowdy duo was seen messing around the Lakers bench at one point in the game while Blazers center Enes Kanter was shooting a freebie from the charity stripe.

While sitting on the bench, Antetokounmpo perfectly timed the Turkish big man’s shot attempt, as he threw a towel in Dudley’s direction. Kanter missed the free-throw, much to the delight of the Lakers’ two reserves who took the credit for themselves.

Antetokounmpo’s timely throw had nothing to do with the miss, but he and Dudley probably think otherwise. What do you think? Here’s the hilarious sequence:

Luckily for the Lakers, they were not penalized for Jared Dudley and Kostas Antetokounmpo’s shenanigans on the bench. We’ve seen crazier calls made by referees this season and that could have easily been a technical for delay of game or something.

The defending champs snapped their four-game skid on Friday, edging the Blazers 102-93. Enes Kanter finished with 11 points and 17 rebounds in the losing effort. Maybe he could have recorded at least one-point more had Dudley and Antetokounmpo not get involved.