RIP Harrison Barnes’ Groin, 1992-2015 (Videos)
If you heard a weird noise last night around 11:30 ET, that was the sound of hundreds of thousands of men around the country yelling in agony as they watched Harrison Barnes’ groin get annihilated on live television.
Late in the first half of Game 5 between the Warriors and Grizzlies, Golden State’s third-year forward was guarding Memphis’ Courtney Lee as he drove to the basket when Lee suddenly slammed on the breaks. So Barnes slammed on the breaks too. Only his right foot did not stop, and Barnes inadvertently went into full splits.
Take a look:
The reaction on Twitter? Exactly what you’d expect:
Harrison Barnes just busted a split and I hurt my groin just watching it. Ouch.
— yelley (@yelbeeez) May 14, 2015
RIP Harrison Barnes’ groin pic.twitter.com/xSAd63R7Kt
— Matt Mc (@basketballfan66) May 14, 2015
Seriously, can we get an update on Harrison Barnes? https://t.co/FyhvOhZpw8
— Nick Wing (@nickpwing) May 14, 2015
— Bill Hanstock (@sundownmotel) May 14, 2015
Amazingly, though, Barnes stayed in the game:
Harrison Barnes (ballsak ripped in half) is probable to return.
— NBA Injury Report (@NBAInjuryR3port) May 14, 2015
The fact that Harrison Barnes is alive and playing basketball is nothing short of a miracle
— WJ (@WMsDiary) May 14, 2015
And so now he has a new nickname:
— The チャド (@ThaChadwick) May 14, 2015
All hail Jean-Claude Van Barnes and his Groin of Steel.