Malik Monk, a second-year player from Kentucky, got chewed out by Jordan, a six-time NBA champion who was sitting at the end of the bench.
Jordan playfully slapped at the back of Monk’s head , twice.
During the final seconds of last night’s game between the Charlotte Hornets and Detroit Pistons, with the score knotted at 106, Hornets forward Jeremy Lamb buried a contested jumper to give the Hornets a 108-106 lead with .3 second remaining.
JEREMY LAMB WINS IT! ?
— NBA TV (@NBATV) December 13, 2018
It should’ve been the icing on the cake.
However, the officials quickly convened at the scorer’s table and viewed the replay, which showed second-year guard Malik Monk had come off the bench and run onto the court in anticipation of Lamb making the shot.
“I thought they were going to call like three techs, get three free throws — something like that,” Lamb said, per ESPN.
“My heart stopped for a second there,” said Hornets coach James Borrego.
— Zach Aldridge (@wzaldridge) December 13, 2018
The Hornets climbed back over .500 for the season with a 14-13 mark. The Pistons, meanwhile, dropped to 13-13.