Remember a couple weeks ago when bulldozer LeBron James absolutely annihilated PGA golfer Jason Day’s wife during a game where the two were sitting in the front row? Yeah, it was a scary moment that saw Ellie getting carted off because a 6’8″, 250-pound train steamrolled her.
Day, who was actually kind of criticized for not stepping in front of James, instead making his wife take the brunt of the hit, was asked about why he didn’t try to stop Bron Bron today, and he gave the most reasonable response ever:
“It’s amazing how quick it happened. You’re sitting there, and you know things have happened in the past with guys going into the crowd and stuff, but you’re not really expecting it.
All of a sudden, we see a ball come down and across and I go to kind of put my hand, because I, you know, thought it was going to go out-of-bounds and I was going to throw it back to someone. All of a sudden it comes flying from the side and no one knows what to do and he just jumps.”
“It happened so quick, I’m going to do that? I’m not going to stop a 260-pound guy that’s 6-8 running full speed. Ellie took it like a champ, though.
Once I saw her, she was on the ground, she was kind of freaking out a little bit about her neck and once they started doing the test the on her, she’s moving her legs, hands, feet, arms, I knew everything was going to be okay. We just had to make sure we got to the hospital without her moving her neck. And everything was going good. She had a concussion, post-concussion symptoms.”
So, what you’re telling me, Jason, is that you saw a jacked up athlete who is a freak of nature coming towards you and, scared for your life, you ducked out of the way because you wanted to avoid injury? Logical answer—until your wife was on the ground and being helped into a stretcher!
Of course, it’s easy to sort of laugh at the whole thing now since Ellie is all good and her and LeBron exchanged pleasantries on Twitter, but still, Jason Day isn’t making a strong case for Hubby of the Year after this.