Gronk was a star basketball player as well as a star football player back in high school, and his greatest moment on the court has finally come to light.
“So we’re playing a home game and we have 68 points — now, it’s not a blowout, but it’s not a particularly close game either,” said Gronkowski’s high school basketball coach, Chuck Swierski.
“So (Gronkowski) gets fouled and goes to the free-throw line. He hits the first one to get us to 69 and the place goes nuts because he’s playing into it. On his next free throw, he purposely chucks the ball off the backboard and misses so the score would stay at 69 and then runs back on defense pointing at the scoreboard.”
That’s right. He purposely missed the free throw to keep the score at 69.