On Friday evening, the Washington Wizards performed their first dwelling recreation since Russell Westbrook broke Oscar Robertson’s NBA document for profession triple-doubles in Monday’s loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
Earlier than the sport, Westbrook was honored with a No. 182 jersey, representing his profession triple-doubles, from group proprietor Ted Leonsis. Seven seconds after the jersey was unveiled, Leonsis grabbed his phone, catching the eye of Westbrook for a split-second:
5 seconds later, Leonsis walked away to, presumably, verify his UberEats supply or return to his Conflict of Clans recreation.
“I have been knowledgeable that Ted Leonsis stepped apart to take an image on his cellphone earlier than Russell returned to the huddle along with his teammates,” Michael Lee tweeted after the sport. “No hurt. No foul.”
What gave the impression to be a hysterically disrespectful second was truly a innocent try at a photograph.
“Some groups have a look at him and say, ‘He appears like a good finish, why do not we simply play him as a flexed out tight finish?’“ Daniel Jeremiah said of Florida State receiver Kelvin Benjamin days earlier than the 2014 draft.
Benjamin was chosen by the Panthers with the No. 28 choose and had 1,008 yards and 9 touchdowns as a rookie. After lacking all of 2015 with a torn ACL, he didn’t match his rookie numbers however nonetheless had 941 yards and 7 touchdowns in 16 video games in 2016. Benjamin by no means sniffed these numbers once more, battling accidents and ineffectiveness from 2017–18 with the Panthers, Buffalo Payments and Kansas Metropolis Chiefs. And he hasn’t performed since showing in three video games for the Chiefs in 2018.
Seven years after Jeremiah, amongst others, questioned if Benjamin may very well be used as a good finish, the New York Giants are questioning if Benjamin can be utilized as a good finish.
Extra NFL Notes
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