“Dude Probably an Alien”: NBA Fans Nearly Disregard “Science” After Witnessing Medical Anomaly During Game

Published 11/29/2022, 12:07 AM EST
Nov 27, 2022; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward Cedi Osman (16) tries to put up a shot over Detroit Pistons center Jalen Duran (0) in the second quarter at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Lon Horwedel-USA TODAY Sports

A few days ago, 9-time NBA-All Star Russell Westbrook was bleeding on the court. NBA fans were worried but once Westbrook was seen doing okay, fans exhaled a breath of relief. This relief didn’t last long as another NBA star was knocked down during a play, resulting in some bleeding. This time, however, the color of the blood was worrisome. The NBA community took to Twitter to discuss the same.

During the game between the Detroit Pistons and the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cavs small forward Cedi Osman was elbowed by Pistons shooting guard Hamidou Diallo. As both the players fell to the ground, Osman was seen covering his nose. Following this, the camera’s focus shifted to the floor which had drops of a yellow substance. 3-time NBA All-Star Donovan Mitchell was heard claiming that Osman’s blood was yellow. This sent NBA Twitter into a series of discussions.

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NBA Twitter disregards science and declares Cedi Osman to be an alien

Fans rushed to the conclusion that Osman is probably not human. One tweet, in particular, said, “it’s yellow wh** t** f***”. This was the most seen narrative online. Some wanted to understand the “science behind” the yellow blood. However, some expressed that the fluid was either sinus or mucus. Some fans were quick to jump to scientific explanations. They claimed that the yellow liquid was spinal fluid or specifically “cerebrospinal fluid leakage”. Fans called for the Cavs organization and the NBA to give Osman all the medical assistance he requires.

 

The game between Detroit Pistons and Cleveland Cavaliers

Amidst this medical anomaly chaos, the Cleveland Cavaliers managed to beat the Detroit Pistons by 8 points. The Cavs’ win was led by Donovon Mitchell’s 32 points, Darius Garland’s 16 points, and Evan Mobley‘s 20 points. Contributions from the entire team supported their efforts. Such overall performances have been vital for the Cavs throughout the season. However, in this game particularly, the Cavs struggled to reach the basket on several occasions.

During the post-game conference, Cavs coach J.B. Bickerstaff spoke about the team’s shot-making. He said, “We did a good job of creating those shots, but they just didn’t go in. Credit the guys for finding a way to win us the win.”

He also pointed out that the goal for the Cavs has been to not place the onus of a victory entirely on the shoulders of Mitchell and Garland. Bickerstaff commended his team as they have been achieving this goal.

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Nov 27, 2022; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell (45) dribbles against Detroit Pistons guard Rodney McGruder (17) in the first quarter at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Lon Horwedel-USA TODAY Sports

Pistons’ coach Dwane Casey stated that if the team would have done better with the free throws then the result would have probably been different. He also applauded the Cavs for their defense, especially in the last quarter.

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Shriya Rajachandra

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Shriya Rajachandra is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. She earned a bachelor's degree in Journalism, Psychology, and Communicative English. Shriya previously interned at The New Indian Express, but her favorite journalist, Marcus Thompson motivated her to start writing about basketball.

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