The Nets' Bench Appropriately Celebrated An Early Air-Ball From Giannis Antetokounmpo Like It Won The Game For Them In Overtime
Normally I'd say that mocking an MVP candidate who can posterize your pride from anywhere within the arc at any given moment is a bad idea, especially doing so early in a game of which your team is an undeniable underdog. Generally speaking, not drawing the ire of a human Monstar is preferable to giving him another reason to reach into his bottomless bag of tricks.
That being said, MVP candidates who can posterize your pride from anywhere within the arc at any given moment typically don't leave wide-open three pointers shorter than they would have had they tried to dunk it from distance. Therefore, while the Nets' reserves may have pissed off the wrong player, it's my contention that they had an obligation to the entire NBA to give it to one of the least criticized superstars in the league after he hung one about two feet short of the hoop. A bench mob not making its presence seen, heard, or felt in a moment that out-of-character and embarrassing would basically be the equivalent of going against the proverbial "family", regardless of what kind of ridiculously superhuman and retaliatory whacking it might draw...