Los Angeles Clippers wingman Wesley Johnson was born on July 11, 1987 in Corsicana, Texas. He played his college ball at Iowa State before transferring to Syracuse for the 2009-10 season, and was later selected fourth overall in the 2010 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Last night in Houston, Johnson suffered what has to be the most humiliating point his basketball career, courtesy James Harden.
In fact, according to Johnson’s Wikipedia page, he died last night as a result Harden’s devastating crossover and the emasculating stare down that followed.
Harden broke Johnson’s ankles with about 90 seconds to go in the first quarter Houston’s 105-92 victory and time stood still. There was literally a solid three seconds where Harden stood still, staring at Johnson, while Johnson was on the ground looking for a rock to crawl under.
After the game, in which Harden finished with a game-high 25 points, he threw some more dirt on Johnson’s grave. When asked about the play he said he wasn’t trying to further embarrass Johnson by staring him down, he was “just trying to figure out what he was doing.”
Naturally, #NBATwitter was all over this highlight reel play the moment Johnson’s ankles gave out. Check out some the reactions below.