We’ve been sent the above video—purporting to be of a Thunder fan rightfully panicking over Steph Curry having the ball in his hands at the end of Saturday’s thriller—a few times now, so let’s nip it in the bud: it’s hilarious but it’s not real. The real one is even better.
The audio actually comes from a fan-shot video of a 2011 Raptors game, and given the shelf life of internet things, it’s not a surprise that people don’t remember it. (I didn’t remember it until a coworker pointed it out yesterday.) The original was even funnier, because “THIS GUY” was freaking Rudy Gay, of all people. And because it took the fan about five seconds to realize it.
“NOT THIS GUY” is an excellent NBA meme that deserved more play. Perhaps it will get a second life. Good memes never die.
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