Not since the days of Darren McCarty has an enforcer the like of Collin Sexton ever been seen in sports. Or so the NBA media tried to paint Sexton on Sunday. Sexton and Giannis Antetokounmp were at the heart of a debate that raged all over social media. Sexton, allegedly, caught Antetokounmpo in the face with what could be a forearm or an elbow as the barely 6', 190 lbs guard blew by the nearly 7'0, 280lb forward.
One could make an argument that Sexton clipped Antetokounmpo on the chin as he went by, but the video doesn't seem to show a lot of evidence supporting the claim, so much so that many Twitter accounts took to the interwebs to claim Antetokounmpo flopped. Maybe he did, maybe he didn't, but the referees thought he did, and that's all that mattered. Sexton thought he did too, and decided to start jawing at the former MVP.
This caused Malik Beasley to interfere and go after Sexton. Sexton may have also flopped here, falling in a way that is unexpected and dare we say; a tad unrealistic.
If Sexton did make contact with the Bucks' star center, it certainly didn't look like he got caught so much that he'd have to fall to the court below and cover his face as he had just been hit in the face with a steel chair. Sexton isn't Stone Cold Steve Austin, but maybe Antetokounmpo is like The Rock. As in, much like The Rock, who was known to oversell the Stone Cold Stunner, maybe the Bucks star oversold the forearm shiver?
And we can debate that. What we can't debate is Sexton's flop. That was the floppiest flop since Dumbo the Flying Elephant. Sexton got hit going left to right and took it pretty hard, but then he swiveled and fell right to left. In the opposite direction, he got hit. That's not how the rules of motion work. Now, you could argue that maybe Sexton's body just went limp, but that would require a serious injury and Sexton was sure ready to try and fight Beasley mere instants after falling. So clearly he didn't suffer a concussion or anything of the sort.
The squabble just made us all realize that sometimes the NBA is a very unserious game.