Phelps makes ASU Curtain of Distraction debut

Posted at 12:22 PM, Jan 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-29 08:11:15-05

Michael Phelps hasn't needed to distract opponents in his neighboring swim lanes in order to become the most decorated medalist in Olympic history.

But on Thursday, Phelps helped ASU play some free-throw defense during its home game against Oregon State.


@942crew we just killed it!!!! #mp #mpswim #asu #curtainofdistraction and he missed both!!

A video posted by Michael Phelps (@m_phelps00) on

The 942 Crew unveiled the Curtain of Distraction in 2013 as a way to distract opponents while attempting free throws in the second half of ASU's home games at Wells Fargo Arena. It has since received national attention from publications such as the New York Times.

Phelps has been training for the upcoming 2016 Olympics at ASU under longtime coach and Sun Devil swim coach Bob Bowman. He recently said he plans to take on an assistant coaching role at ASU under Bowman.

Phelps has attended previous ASU basketball games, including the Sun Devils' Jan. 3 game against rival Arizona.


WATCH: Michael Phelps jumps out of a curtain at an Arizona State Sun Devils basketball game in a speedo to distract opposing team's player shooting free throws... and, of course, he missed both free throws.

Posted by Good Morning America on Friday, January 29, 2016