Has your mom ever gotten involved in your sports activities?
There’s always that one mom on the team who just got a little too involved.
Wagner College forward Jason Thompson’s mom took things to a whole new level at Midnight Madness this past weekend.
The 6'5", 200-pound sixth man decided that dunking over just anybody wasn’t good enough. He decided to get mom involved.
With Mrs. Thompson right in front of the basket, Jason took a couple dribbles and headed straight towards the lady that used to make his peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and soared over her.
Luckily he was able to avoid drilling mom with his leg as he threw down a thunderous dunk and the crowd goes wild.
It’s a cool idea and the video has gone viral, getting over 300,000 hits and appearing on ESPN shows “Highly Questionable” with Dan LeBatard and “SportsNation.”
My only question would be…what if he hadn’t pulled off the dunk?
What if he didn’t jump high enough and ended up kneeing her in the face?
That would be the ultimate embarrassment, watching her hit the ground hard as the crowd goes silent. Now that’s a video that would get an incredible number of hits. Sounds like the perfect candidate for a Tosh.0 video.
Luckily (or unluckily depending on who you are), he made the dunk and is now a Youtube star.
Thompson averaged 7.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.1 steals last season, and will likely have an increase in minutes for the 2011-2012 season.
Yet he won’t be achieving anything more impressive than what he did this past weekend.