DeAndre Jordan took off for an explosive alley-oop dunk in the Los Angeles Clippers' big home win against the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night.
Brandon Knight somewhat foolishly tried to get in the way, and he paid the ultimate penalty for it—getting posterized by the high-flying Clippers forward.
Few on the Clippers bench could control their emotions after the incredible dunk, and no one at the Staples Center could either. And as it turns out, neither could anybody watching on TV, as Twitter erupted with commentary and opinion on what had just unfolded.
It was as if a chalk outline had been drawn around Knight, as Bleacher Report (h/t @TweetsOpenDoors) showed.
CBS Sports' Jeremy Fowler saw things similarly.
Brandon Knight was a good man.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerCBS) March 11, 2013
ESPN's J.A Adande talked about how Knight's beatdown was slightly similar to a beatdown suffered by someone else in recent history.
I'm waiting for someone to photoshop a knocked-out Manny Pacquiao next to Brandon Knight on the deck.— J.A. Adande (@jadande) March 11, 2013
He then followed that up with photo evidence as proof.
As the dunk began to cross sports, players from different area codes started to share their take on the matter, like the New York Jets' Braylon Edwards.
Tonight Brandon Knight made me embarrassed to be from Detroit. DeAndre Jordan's dunk was the best other than Vince over the 7 footer— Braylon Edwards (@OfficialBraylon) March 11, 2013
However, it was those within the sport itself that enjoyed this one the most.
DeAndre Jordan!!!! Dayyyuummmm!! Dunk of the year #littletikeshoop— LeBron James (@KingJames) March 11, 2013
Including Jordan's teammate and dunk king, Blake Griffin.
Will Brinson at CBS Sports showed how much Jordan seemed to enjoy that one. Perhaps he wasn't prepared to look back at the crime scene.
DeAndre Jordan's face coming back down the floor is priceless: twitter.com/willbrinson/stâ€¦— Will Brinson (@willbrinson) March 11, 2013
Robert Littal at Black Sports Online took it one step further by commenting on the commentary and how Knight definitely won't want to see any of it again.
If you are a friend of Brandon Knight, please don't let him near a TV, Phone, Computer until at least Wednesday.— Robert Littal (@BlkSportsOnline) March 11, 2013
However, Knight must get some credit for at least attempting to stop Jordan—even if it was a somewhat foolish decision to make. The National Post's Bruce Arthur and The Detroit News writer Vincent Goodwill shared their take on the attempted hustle play.
Brandon Knight should have gotten out of the way, but as a rule I'll take the guys who aren't afraid to get dunked on over the guys who are.— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) March 11, 2013
What's worse: Brandon getting embarrassed like that or BK being the only one who's playing who'd challenge a play like that?— Vincent Goodwill (@vgoodwill) March 11, 2013
But perhaps the greatest comment of them all came from a Jerry Tipton parody account that proved no matter how much embarrassment Knight suffered at the incredible athleticism of Jordan, he still came out as a pretty big winner from this one.
Brandon Knight made almost $33,000 today. You did not.— Not Jerry Tipton (@NotJerryTipton) March 11, 2013
Though, with that much money, imagine how many posters he'll be able to buy.
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