Poor bastard. Little did Dahntay Jones know that when he used his one minute of playing time - in a game that was already well in doubt - to frivolously strike to a grown man in his ball bag that he would rope himself into the most well publicized controversy of the NBA playoffs to date. Never mind getting suspended for an NBA playoff game that he most likely wouldn't have played in anyway, because what's even worse is that he unknowingly made himself the easiest comparison for the nut shot heard 'round the world.
I'm sure we would have gotten a few laughs when he found out that the NBA only cared enough about Dahntay Jones' getting handsy to fine him a paltry $80, and we surely would rip him for letting LeBron James assert his dominance by paying that tab. What we wouldn't have done is rewound, re-vined, re-GIFed, and retweeted a play that I would imagine is pretty embarrassing to the last man off the Cleveland Cavaliers bench. He was probably perfectly fine with collecting a modest paycheck by playing only the non-consequential moments of the game in which the general, casual viewing public had already switched to another channel. Now he reminded the people that he's actually a person that exists by becoming retroactively attached to a play that had people frantically searching for precedence. Unfortunately for Dahntay Jones they only had to go back one day to get it, and get it - and more importantly post it - is exactly what they did. Bet he wishes he just never had his number called in pity that fateful night so he could continue to fly under the radar as the NBA player that no one remembered was in the NBA.