10 Things You Didn’t Know The NBA Banned

10 things you wouldn’t expect the NBA to hit with the banhammer

The infamous Big Balls dance refers to a player dropping his hands to the groin area while bouncing them up and down to imply the juggling of large testicles. Now, the NBA fines players, usually to the tune of $15,000, when they make the “obscene gesture” popularized by Sam Cassell, a man who is remembered less for being a three-time champion and more for looking a lot like E.T.

Cassell actually suffered a hip injury doing the dance during the 2004 Playoffs, so obscenity is not the only reason why it got the banhammer.