Gronk once missed free throw intentionally to keep team's score at 69

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Rob Gronkowski was exactly what you'd expect him to be like during his high school days.

Mark Dondero of WPRI.com spoke to Gronkowski's former basketball coach at Williamsville North High School in Buffalo, Chuck Swierski, who shared a hilarious story about the time the New England Patriots tight end fixed the score of a game.

From Swierski:

So we're playing a home game and we have 68 points - now it's not a blowout, but it’s not a particularly close game either. So he (Gronkowski) gets fouled and goes to the free throw line. He hits the first one to get us to 69 and the place goes nuts because he's playing into it. On his next free throw, he purposely chucks the ball off the backboard and misses so the score would stay at 69 and then runs back on defense pointing at the scoreboard.

Clearly, not a whole lot has changed.

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