“Please don’t show this again!” : Announcer begs his TV producer to avoid replaying a nasty-looking injury to March Madness… only to have the slow motion shown seconds later
Former NBA player-turned-analyst Brendan Haywood has pleaded with TNT producers to avoid replaying a nasty injury suffered by a UCLA player against Northwestern on March Madness, only for his plea to go down the drain. a deaf.
With 23.3 seconds remaining in the second half of Saturday’s second-round match in Sacramento, Calif., David Singleton immediately fell to the ground after twisting his ankle.
As the UCLA guard lay down in severe pain at the Golden 1 Center, home of the Sacramento Kings, Haywood urged and begged his production team not to show a climax of what appeared to be a serious ankle twist.
“I think he hurt his ankle,” said Haywood, who won an NBA ring with Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks in 2011. “Oh my God. Oh no, it looked like his leg.
“Please don’t show this again. Please don’t show it again, if that’s what I think. Don’t show it.
UCLA guard David Singleton, 24, rolled his ankle with 23.3 seconds left against Northwestern
Singleton reacted by laying down in pain following what many initially feared was a broken ankle
The game’s broadcast team immediately showed a replay, although it was initially feared that Singleton had broken his ankle.
Luckily, the 24-year-old was able to get back on his feet and managed to get off the pitch with the help of his teammates. He was then seen again on the Bruins bench, in time for the usual end-of-game handshakes.
It remains to be seen if Singleton could feature in the Sweet 16 round of the tournament. The UCLA senior classman was added to the starting lineup for the Bruins’ final regular-season game on March 2.
Singleton has started playing for the Bruins in every game since then (6), including two at March Madness. Before facing Northwestern, UCLA defeated the University of North Carolina Asheville in the first round of the tournament.
Singleton was a prolific three-point shooter in his five years in college, shooting more than 43 percent from beyond the arc for the Bruins in 163 games. This season, the keeper has started 15 out of a possible 36 games for his school.
He is also currently averaging 9.1 points per game and 2.8 rebounds.
Singleton was carried off the field by his teammates and is now a doubt for the UCLA Sweet 16 game