Marc Gasol Loses Shoe, Uses It To Knock The Ball Away From Derrick Favors (Video)

While he might not get the national attention that others receive, Marc Gasol is arguably the best defensive player in the league. Last night against the Utah Jazz, Gasol tried to add a new technique to his defensive repertoire.

Early in the 4th quarter, Gasol lost his shoe on the offensive end. Without time to put it back on, he started playing defense with his shoe in his hand. Then, as Derrick Favors tried to drive past him, Gasol reached around and poked the ball free with his shoe. Unfortunately for Gasol, he was whistled for a foul on the play.

Check out the video of the play below.