Somehow, someone with the body of an average NBA fan rather than that of an average NBA player made it onto the court during warmups ahead of the Pelicans’ victory over the Houston Rockets on Friday, which is weird, because Raymond Felton doesn’t play for either team.
After some stretching and a jumping jack or two, the Pelicans fan even got one of the ball boys to feed him a rock.
But his successfully laying hands on a ball led to the ruse’s demise—he was utterly exposed by his jumper. Surprisingly, security let him off easy in the Big Easy.
A Pelicans fan snuck on to the court for warmups, stretched and put up a shot before the police escorted him off. Dying 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/ckytG5T8q1
— Dime on UPROXX (@DimeUPROXX) January 29, 2018
It was apparently comedian and noted Pelicans fan Tony Roberts.
@TonyTRoberts was that you warming up with the Pelicans? 😂😂
— Twan (@Twan60653) January 28, 2018
Hahaha….you seen that!?! https://t.co/w2GlfkeGhg
— Tony Roberts (@TonyTRoberts) January 28, 2018
About two hours later, Cousins would tear his Achilles tendon.
Despite his injury, Cousins showed up for his second annual Boogie Comedy Slam a day later, hosted by Roberts himself.
— Mrs. Brandi Coleman (@DeShea91011) January 28, 2018
Sounds like the comedian had an inside man for his undercover operation.