Brandon Knight Allows DeAndre Jordon Dunk, Gets Slammed On The Internet
Brandon Knight couldn’t deny DeAndre Jordan’s second-quarter dunk in a play that started with a lobbed toss from Chris Paul, and ended with a basket for Jordan and a foul for Knight.
The play will be as memorable for Jordan and the Los Angeles Clippers as it was terrible for Detroit Pistons' Knight. Jordan simply commanded the high toss with his right (and weaker) hand and dominated the Pistons guard. After the ball dropped through the netting, Knight got called for a foul as he looked up at the basket from the flat of his back.
Unfortunately for Knight, this will be the second time in the past month that he’s been on the wrong side of a much talked about game highlight. In mid February, the guard fell to the hardwood after trying to block a shot from Kyrie Irving after already getting juked into irrelevance during the Rising Stars Challenge game.
Twitter exploded during the closing minutes of the game between the Clippers and Pistons, with less than complimentary remarks for Knight’s exposed defending. Someone also updated Knight’s Wikipedia page to announce that he was dead. “On March 10, 2013 Knight died in a game vs the Los Angeles Clippers. The cause of death was determined to be DeAndre Jordan,” according to Yahoo Sports. The joke has since been removed.
Knight decided to address his embarrassing play on Twitter with due humility. Appealing to those who know that the Los Angeles basketball team is often referred to as “Lob City,” he wrote, “It wasn’t in the scouting reports that the clippers threw lobs lol.”