From a very young age, NBA basketball has been my favorite entertainment product. Aside from my view that NBA players are the best overall athletes on the planet, there’s a particular pettiness engrained in the league that lends itself to moments of absurdity that is distributed to the masses by the diligent and hilarious characters of NBA Twitter.
I spent the better half of the morning scrolling through the replies to the following question:
What is the funniest NBA moment y’all have ever seen?
— . (@RiqRuler) August 12, 2020
Join me on this journey.
Paul Pierce dies in Game 1 of the 2008 NBA Finals, comes back to life, and scored 22 points to help the Celtics beat the Lakers.
Pierce would later admit that he just had to take a dump.
Kevin Garnett urges Craig Sager to incinerate his outfit.
Kevin Garnett Part II.
“He’s talking up a storm” 😭 pic.twitter.com/3bRLR1HMDg
— Kyle (extremely sad) (@atlutd_kyle) August 12, 2020
Kevin Garnett Part III (Note: He went straight to the NBA outta high school).
Chuck Hayes’ seizure shot.
Karen gets mouthy.
Sam Dekker’s very first day with the new feet.
Fergie’s National Anthem rendition at the 2018 All Star game divides America.
Washington Wizards inventing new ways to lose.
WIZARDS LOST THIS GAME IN OT 🤣 pic.twitter.com/dIlmT7nOuL
— MASTER HUNGRYMIC (@HUNGRY4PIPSS) August 12, 2020
Suns bench trying to avoid being the victims of a homicide.
Ladies and gentlemen, Carmelo Anthony.
Kawhi treated Canada like a girlfriend he couldn’t break up with because she just suffered a family tragedy.
any of kawhi’s interviews or reactions can fit but this is one of my favs 😂 pic.twitter.com/a3mrJCaalO
— bitch fuck you (@pimpslicknotic) August 13, 2020
Spike Lee gets excited about the Knicks. Or something.
Jordan plays God.
Ernie smashes box.
When Shaq realized Ernie was for the streets pic.twitter.com/lcnAvjdojV
— Joseph Linzy (@Chicagos2morrow) August 13, 2020
Ok, I think I’ll end on the haunting visual of Ernie Johnsons smashing.