This is my favorite thing I’ve seen on the internet in a while. Anybody who plays pick up has played against guys like this before. Most people accept the golden rule of pick up, no blood, no foul. That’s something every dad teaches their son playing in the driveway. But I guess this guy didn’t get the memo.
Today for the first time in my life…I experienced someone call the police because they got fouled hard in basketball. pic.twitter.com/9E8lp9fmwP
— TrapMoneyBenny (@_togs) July 17, 2018
So many questions… Luckily the guy that tweeted it gave us a #thread on what happened leading up to the call.
This is one of those amazing times where the actual story makes the viral tweet even better. Often when the curtain gets peeled back it ruins the allure of the original tweet, but this makes the story even better.
I imagine it was one of those games that starts to get a little chippy. The guy who called the cops was probably calling dumb fouls the whole game and that just made the double arm sleeve guy want to foul him even more. Now the least dirty but most fun way to take out some anger in a pick up game is laying a really hard screen. It is easy to make it seem clean while still letting a lot of aggression out. So, when double arm sleeve guy had enough, he decided to lay a hard screen on the little weasel. Then apparently the next logical step was to pop up and say he was calling the cops.
This cop must have been furious that he had to drive all the way down to the rec center just to pull these two out of the gym and talk to them like their sixth grade gym teacher. That’s one of those moments where he seriously questions his career choice.
This is the first time that I have ever taken the side of a guy wearing double arm sleeves during a pick up game, but this guy is simply the worst.
He look like he realized his miztake but trying to stay mad cuz he gotta stick to his guns and its too late to turn back now pic.twitter.com/9T6XMGafzL
— Grouchy Smurf (@AppleJaxx31) July 17, 2018