One of the principles of man-to-man defense is for the off-the-ball defender to “see the ball and his man.” The Washington Wizards’ Otto Porter forgot that second part on Tuesday night, as the Bulls’ Tony Snell vanished on him.
As embarrassing as it was for Porter, Snell wasn’t able to knock down the open jumper. Still, when Marcin Gortat had to switch on to Snell to cover Porter’s lapse, it enabled the Bulls’ Pau Gasol to grab an offensive rebound, get fouled and make two key free throws.
The Bulls went on to win 97-92, but Porter won the Internet.
Someone please tell Otto Porter the game is over. http://t.co/7A7cU0yyyA pic.twitter.com/r7wP3lTwh5— Bullets Forever (@BulletsForever) March 4, 2015
Otto Porter, Professional NBA Player, Fell Asleep Or Something While Playing Defense http://t.co/C8C2ewjxsq via @BlackVoices— Nia Neuman (@WonderTwin1of2) March 4, 2015