The kid was just trying to do his job.
His problem was, San Antonio’s Devin Vassell was doing his job very well.
Vassell and Lonie Walker IV trapped the Wolves’ Jordan McLaughlin at halfcourt, there was a turnover, Walker threw it ahead, and Vassell was off the races with the only thing between him and the basket being an unsuspecting ball boy with a sweat mop trying to get out of the way.
Turned up out of the blue uninvited. But Dev couldn’t stay away, he had to dunk it 😂 pic.twitter.com/yafhj3bSwL
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) November 19, 2021
Other angles showed the ball guy had dropped a towel, stopped to pick it up, and that led to the unfortunate situation.
— Internet #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) November 19, 2021
It’s almost surprising something like this doesn’t happen more often.
Fortunately, nobody was hurt.