Trevor Booker will never make the actual Basketball Hall of Fame.
But that doesn’t mean the eight-year veteran hasn’t etched his bulky frame into some of the most memorable moments in the league’s history. He already has a spot in the (fictional) trick-shot buzzer-beater wing of the Hall of Fame, thanks to whatever you want to call this.
Now the Brooklyn Nets big man has joined the ranks of NBA players who have infiltrated an opponent’s huddle in the middle of a game.
In his squad’s meeting with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, Booker casually snuck into a Cavs group meeting during a stoppage in play.
The reaction of head coach Tyronn Lue is genuinely priceless.
Trevor Booker was all up in the Cavs huddle 😂💀 pic.twitter.com/YB37Lo2j0Y
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 26, 2017
Let’s break it down through the lens of Lue’s thought process.
Okay, guys, here’s what we’re going to do.
That’s exactly right, Trevor, that’s where you should go.
Alright, back to the ol’ clipboard.
Wait a minute!
You’re not on our team!
He’s not on our team, right LeBron?
Lue, LeBron James, and the rest of the Cavaliers wouldn’t be in a jovial spirit for long.
The Nets, who last season finished with the worst record in the NBA, were playing without D’Angelo Russell, who’s been balling out in the early going with his new team.
Still, LeBron and Co. couldn’t top best the shorthanded Brooklyn, thanks in part to this sequence of big plays from Spencer Dinwiddie, starting in place of Russell and the injured Jeremy Lin.
The guard led Brooklyn with 22 points (10 in the fourth quarter) on 7-of-13 shooting to go with six assists. The teams now have identical 3-2 records.
“Just taking us too much time to get into the game; like get into the flow of the game,” said LeBron, who finished with a triple-double. “Teams are playing with a faster pace than us to start the game and we have to figure that out for sure.”