After Receiving His Second Technical, Rodney Hood Slapped A Ridiculously Conspicuous Fan's Phone Out Of Their Hand
Speaking as someone who isn't going to have to pay it, I can safely say the fine that Rodney Hood is going to receive for padding his defensive numbers with a smooth strip of random fan who was experiencing his life through a handheld device is totally worth it. Hell, I think even the Jazz guard would agree that thwarting someone with the most literal of social media blocks was satisfying enough to make up for the disappointment of the paycheck deduction.
This seven second clip might not be enough of a basis for a full episode of Black Mirror, but - since it teaches a far more topical and in-your-face lesson about the dangers of technological dependency - maybe they could slip it into next season's trailer. Perhaps it's a little obvious as a premise, but if you stick your phone in the face of a pissed off black man as if he were some sort of caged zoo animal then you might get the two-way mirror you strangely think you're living behind shattered.
Unfortunately, that overweight office manager probably isn't going to take anything other than a sense of false of pride in being featured in a soon-to-be viral video, but - in a perfect world - he would be forced to feel shame while spending $100 on a screen replacement. Athletes are entertainers, but no one wants to be so unabashedly gawked at while emotional. At the very least, the neckless wonder should have hidden his attempt at being the toast of the water cooler behind the guise of a text message, though - admittedly - expecting a guy who aged out of Instagram eight years before it was released to know the protocol for capturing compelling public displays in his cloud is a bit optimistic.