It bores fans at Clippers games and infuriates those watching on television, regardless of their allegiance.
Intentionally fouling DeAndre Jordan might be slightly more tolerable if it actually worked, but the Portland Trail Blazers have had no such luck.
They've tried the tactic in the regular season and used it repeatedly in their playoff opener Sunday at Staples Center. The next time Portland has success with it will be the first.
It's not so much that Jordan, a terrible free-throw shooter, has made appreciably more shots. The Trail Blazers simply haven't made much of their ensuing possessions.
"When we get stops," Jordan said after the Clippers'...