- Greg Monroe perfectly summed up the NBA’s current health woes with a hilarious postgame quote
- The Timberwolves center admitted he didn’t know who one of his teammates was while complimenting him on his performance
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We’re slowly but surely nearing the second anniversary of The Day Sports Stood Still, and while I’d like to tell you the world quickly learned from its mistakes and put all of that silliness behind it, basically everyone on the planet knows that is decidedly not the case.
Virtually every league in existence is currently grappling with a fresh wave of health issues that caused the NHL to temporarily pause its season, has led to the cancelation of multiple college football bowl games, and forced NBA teams to play with a roster full of guys a lot of fans have either never heard of or forgot existed in the first place.
However, it turns out some players are running into similar issues.
On Monday, the Minnesota Timberwolves took to the floor without a single active member of their usual starting five, but they still managed to walk away with a 108-103 victory over the Celtics.
The Timberwolves are currently 7th in the west with their entire starting five out with covid protocols. pic.twitter.com/HgRgSKfynM
— The Daily Wolves (@TheDailyWolves) December 28, 2021
Minnesota secured the win with a little bit of help from Greg Monroe, a 31-year-old journeyman who was signed to a 10-day contract before the game and may or may not have updated his Wikipedia page immediately after the contest.
I'm pretty sure Greg Monroe is updating his own Wikipedia page pic.twitter.com/KQI4x6w1hx
— Connor Toole (@CTooleSaysStuff) December 28, 2021
Following the game, Monroe succinctly summed up the struggles NBA teams are grappling with when he gave props to Jaylen Nowell for his performance before admitting he had no clue who his teammate was prior to the showdown.
Greg Monroe when asked if he knows who all of his teammates are:
"Not gonna lie, Jaylen Nowell played awesome tonight, but I had no idea who that was."
— Dane Moore (@DaneMooreNBA) December 28, 2021
Greg Monroe kept it real after the game 😂 pic.twitter.com/V71u8hSQOx
— Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) December 28, 2021
It didn’t take long for NBA fans to start chiming in with some appropriate reactions.
Greg Monroe has turned into me at any of my kid’s sporting events. https://t.co/T3N5xVrLCp
— Zack Holder (@Milwaukeezack) December 28, 2021
— nba in depth (@nba_indepth) December 28, 2021
At least he’s honest. I mean the dude literally just landed hours before the game haha!
— Branks (@MBrankster) December 28, 2021
The Celtics lost to an actual pickup team it’s time for a January 6th at TD Garden https://t.co/DOF4Xr6hwr
— Bassed and Fishpilled 🌊🎣 (@bigwavecomin) December 28, 2021
Quote of the NBA season. https://t.co/ciXvkuoWJp
— Allana Tachauer (@AllanaTachauer) December 28, 2021
Filling in for KAT/Naz on the floor, Ant in the quote department. https://t.co/NAhyBSc6aL
— Jack Sikma Fan (@SikmaFan) December 28, 2021
This is hilarious i can imagine him saying “nice shot #4” https://t.co/P0FTs7wQqP
— Seabass (@Seabass_Baby) December 28, 2021
Makes sense because Jaylen wasn't even in the league yet during Monroe's last NBA season!
What a fun win https://t.co/U4csaIp69r
— Ball Eyes North (@balleyesnorth) December 28, 2021
We live in some truly wild times.