Shooting free throws at Arizona State’s Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, Ariz., can be downright terrifying.
The "Curtain of Distraction" has become a common sight at Sun Devils home games in an attempt to fluster opponents at the foul line.
During ASU’s 86-68 victory vs. Pac-12 rival Oregon State on Thursday night, the gimmick featured a special guest.
Yes, that special guest (in the video above) is none other than Olympic gold-medal record holder Michael Phelps. The 30-year-old is currently in Tempe training for the 2016 Olympics because his coach, Bob Bowman, is also the coach of the ASU swim team.
The Beavers’ free-throw shooter, Stephen Thompson Jr., missed both attempts during Phelps’ cameo. Thompson led Oregon State with 14 points in the loss.