In the first quarter of the Rockets game against the Hawks, Paul Millsap was at the free-throw line. He was seemingly upset with a liquid substance on the ball. It turns out, Dwight had sprayed Stickum spray on his hands and gotten some on the ball.
Official Monty McCutchen grabbed the ball and issued a warning to each team, saying ‘Stickum is illegal in the NBA.’
In an attempt to cover up the scandal (?), J.B. Bickerstaff slid in front of the can, which was sitting on the scorer’s table where Dwight left it. McCutchen said he knew what Bickerstaff was hiding. Darn it, busted.
Why, Dwight, you ask? Well, good question. According to the nice people who review things on Amazon, Stickum is great for basketball.
On February 18, 2016, ED wrote:
"i spray it on a basketball to have a more tacky feel and it works great until it gets dirty or wears off during play. i think it would work ok provided it doesn't break any rules."
Well, ED, apparently, it does break the rules.
I'm told the NBA is reviewing the Dwight Howard/Stickum incident.— Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) March 20, 2016