Playing professional basketball at the highest level is no laughing matter. Or maybe sometimes it is.
In this picture, Kyle Korver of the NBA’s Utah Jazz seems to be having a sudden attack of the giggles while trying to play defense.
“Haha! I think I ate something funny earlier.”
NBA fans have long noted that Kyle Korver looks a lot like popular actor Ashton Kutcher, who is best known for his role as Michael Kelso on the hit comedy TV series, that ’70s Show. So maybe Kyle was just channeling his inner Ashton right there.
Most of you probably find the picture funny, but his coach, Jerry Sloan, isn’t likely to be too amused if he ever sees this. Coach Sloan has a well-earned reputation for being a stern guy who always emphasizes tough defense and discipline, and he wouldn’t be pleased if he catches one of his players goofing off on the court like that.
But I think even professional players should be allowed to let loose with a belly laugh once in a while. After all, they call basketball a game. Games are supposed to be fun, right?