Sometimes, you just don’t want a professional athlete’s life. On Sunday night, there’s no way I’d ever want to trade places with Brandon Knight.
The Detroit Pistons guard got in the middle of something he shouldn’t have — a thunderous dunk by LA Clippers center DeAndre Jordan that will probably end up being the dunk of the year. And while it only took about 10 seconds for Knight’s fate to be decided, so many awesome things happened during that dunk.
Knight’s Wikipedia page was updated to include … information on his death
He got the “Simba” treatment
— Bo Churney (@bochurney) March 11, 2013
Jordan feeling guilt for what he did to another man
The scene of the crime being commemorated (by Photoshop)
if you prefer the “brandon knight is dead” motif: twitter.com/girllovesports…
— Bomani Jones (@bomani_jones) March 11, 2013
Knight somehow mustering up the words, after the game:
It wasn’t in the scouting reports that the clippers threw lobs lol
— Brandon E Knight (@BrandonKnight07) March 11, 2013
These four kids:
“RIP Brandon Knight” trended on Twitter
Worldwide, though. RIP Brandon Knight is trending WORLDWIDE twitter.com/BrianMFloyd/st…
— Brian Floyd (@BrianMFloyd) March 11, 2013
Knight even got hit in the head by the basketball as he laid on the ground
Chris Paul comparing Jordan to Beyonce
— Chris Paul (@CP3) March 11, 2013
Finding the silver lining in it all:
Brandon Knight made almost $33,000 today. You did not.
— Not Jerry Tipton (@NotJerryTipton) March 11, 2013