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Monday, March 11, 2013

Pistons' Brandon Knight now famous for the wrong reasons

The notoriety that comes with being "posterized" on the wrong end of a vicious dunk now extends well into the social media realm. Not only did the Pistons' Brandon Knight get mentioned almost as much as his aggressor DeAndre Jordan Sunday night, his name spawned the #RIPBrandonKnight hashtag, which quickly became a trending topic.

One cunning web user leaped to update Knight's Wikipedia page to say Knight had been killed by Jordan's dunk, according to Awful Announcing.
It was all good for a laugh in the Sunday night sports wrapup shows, also. Monday, Knight had some fun with it, too:

As expected, Knight didn't use the tag agreed upon by the web community at large, but it was good to see him have some fun at his own expense.

UPDATE: Those VIP seats created at NBA arenas at the teams' broadcasters' expense I mentioned a couple weeks ago are worth a cool million for the Wizards this season, recent reports revealed.
Long-time Pistons play-by-play voice and class act George Blaha, apparently suffering from Stockholm Syndrome, said of his poor sight lines at the Verizon Center:
“Washington had great seats,” Blaha told The Washington Post. “It was one of the best places to call a game. And if you were down on the court and you missed that (Ariza) call, shame on you. But hey, I thought it was in, too. It’s our job to get it right no matter where we sit.”
Blaha also praised Washington's media relations Wizards:
"If you didn’t have the best statisticians in the league and a great media relations group, it would be extremely difficult. They make it as easy as possible. But you really have a problem with depth perception there.”
The WaPo entry suggests the premium seating isn't going anywhere, but I still feel if a broadcaster is paying for the rights to carry a team's games, they should be picking their seats, but that's just me. 


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