WATCH: Pascal Siakam Bleeds From the Head While Crowd Sings in Bizarre Scene at NBA Game

Published 11/20/2021, 3:30 PM EST
Nov 19, 2021; Sacramento, California, USA; Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) controls the ball agasint Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes (40) during the third quarter at Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports


Pascal Siakam had an exceptional performance against the Sacramento Kings. However, his performance on the stat board is not what he will remember about this game. Rather, in some insane sequence of events, near the end of the first half, Siakam bled from the side of his forehead. After blocking a shot from Harrison Barnes, Siakam inadvertently got elbowed on the side of his head. This resulted in his bleeding that caused the play to stop.

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Additionally, the Sacramento Kings public announcement team played Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis. This added a hilarious element to the bizarre incident for Pascal Siakam. Take a look at the insane scenes from the Golden 1 center that happened in last night’s game.

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Amid the chaos for the Sacramento Kings that is the status of their head coach, the Kings faced an embarrassing loss to the Raptors. In an overall dominant performance for Siakam, he dropped 32 points and had 8 rebounds. However, nearing the end of the first half of this game, the elbow to the forehead must have definitely shaken up Siakam. It was clearly inadvertent since both the players clashed during conventional basketball plays (shooting and blocking).

Nov 19, 2021; Sacramento, California, USA; Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) scores a basket in the final second of the first half against Sacramento Kings guard Davion Mitchell (15) at Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

However, the reaction from the public announcement system was clearly intentional. They played Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis which is now making this incident trend on social media.

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What does this embarrassing loss mean for the Kings?

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For the Sacramento Kings, this loss added to their season woes that could end in the firing of their head coach. The Kings have struggled for the past couple of seasons despite having exceptional talents like De’Aaron Fox and Buddy Hield. It was natural that these talented players eventually realized that they might need a change in coaching.

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Therefore, team members such as Tristan Thompson have openly admitted to not need a coach. So does this mean this embarrassing defeat was the last straw for Walton? Are his days as the head coach of the Kings coming to an end? Only time will tell.

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Chaitanya Dadhwal

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Chaitanya Dadhwal is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Even though his journalism is driven by his desire to understand both sides of an argument and give a neutral perspective, he is biased towards Houston Rockets and Arsenal, and he has shown exactly how loyal he can be through tough times. Currently a Law student at Jindal Global Law School, he aims to have his own sports management firm one day and enjoys rap music during his time off.

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