Brandon Knight is a 6-foot-3, 189-pound guard in his second season in the NBA. Sunday night in LA, he decided to throw his body in the way of a lob to 6-foot-11, 265-pound DeAndre Jordan. Knight may as well have been trying to kill Dumbo with a flyswatter. When the play was over, everyone watching was on their feet screaming – except for Knight who was motionless on the floor, presumed dead.
In real life, Knight survived. He even joked about the experience on Twitter after the game.
It wasn’t in the scouting reports that the clippers threw lobs lol
— Brandon E Knight (@BrandonKnight07) March 11, 2013
Maybe a little embarrassed, but psychically unharmed. On the Internet though? On the Internet it was R.I.P. Brandon Knight. The morning after, Knight and DeAndre Jordan were both still trending on Twitter. The memorial service was not kind.
CP3 shoulda dropped his brother Cliff’s business card on Brandon Knight’s chest after that. — Scott Phillips (@sphillipshoops) March 11, 2013
Knight’s parents were called.
His friends cried.
THE MORAL OF THE STORY. HEROES ONLY CHOOSE WHERE THEY DIE. BRANDON KNIGHT DIED A HERO. REST IN PEACE.
— Andrew Drew Rosin (@thegnc) March 11, 2013
They drew a chalk outline around his cold, dead body and continued the game.
Finally, his Wikipedia page was updated to show his cause of death.