10 Things You Didn’t Know The NBA Banned

What did the NBA do in 2010 upon noticing that Caron Butler, then on the Dallas Mavericks, was constantly chewing straws on the sideline? They banned Caron’s straw chewing for the sake of his own-well being.

“It’s a safety issue, period,” said Tim Frank, NBA senior vice president for basketball communications.

Straw deaths are few and far between , but it’s great that the NBA chose to took a stance before an all-out epidemic occurred.