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Marc Gasol uses his shoe to play defense against the Jazz (VIDEO)

Mar 17, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

Marc Gasol found himself without a shoe at one point during Saturday’s loss to the Jazz, but that didn’t stop him from trying to continue to play defense. Sort of.

Gasol lost his shoe after Derrick Favors stepped on his foot, but play continued on. One of Gasol’s teammates returned the shoe to him, but as Favors drove past Gasol on the other end, Gasol reached from behind and fouled Favors … with the shoe still in his hand.

The referees probably should have hit Gasol with a technical if nothing else, because in the grand scheme of things, we simply can’t have players using their shoes to play defense.

This was clearly done out of frustration on Gasol’s part, but seriously: Who does that?

[Video via Eye On Basketball]

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