An errant basketball took a desperate break in the name of freedom this evening and tried to escape a game between Boise State and Fresno State. Referees tried to dislodge it; didn’t work. Players tried to retrieve it; no dice.

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Enter the basketball child. This video is on the long side, and the basketball child doesn’t show up for a bit. It’s worth watching it all, as it makes the deus ex machina of the basketball child that much better.

As Muriel Strode wrote: “Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”