Let's say you're at Arizona State's Wells Fargo Arena for a men's basketball game. You're asked to step behind a curtain and consider something: What would you do if you had a few seconds to distract someone from that most basic of skills, the free throw?
The Sun Devils' "Curtain of Distraction" last season was found to correlate to a 5 percent rise in missed free throws by opponents in each half it was deployed, or about one to two points per game lost.
Phelps' unwitting victim, Oregon State's Stephen Thompson Jr., is a 67.7 percent free-throw shooter. More times than not, he would have made at least one from the line. Did Phelps' near-naked body and abundant bling affect Thompson?
You'll have to ask him. He probably won't want to remember.