While defending Courtney Lee at the end of the first half of Golden State's playoff game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, Warriors forward Harrison Barnes got tripped up by Lee’s crossover and unintentionally collapsed into a split.
A Vine of Barnes’ unplanned acrobatic move entitled “Is Harrison Barnes dead?” quickly went viral:
Social media was abuzz with similar questions and comments about Barnes’ well-being.
RIP Harrison Barnes' groin pic.twitter.com/xSAd63R7Kt
— Matt Mc (@basketballfan66) May 14, 2015
Harrison Barnes just busted a split and I hurt my groin just watching it. Ouch.
— yelley (@yelbeeez) May 14, 2015
Seriously, can we get an update on Harrison Barnes? https://t.co/FyhvOhZpw8
— Nick Wing (@nickpwing) May 14, 2015
😢🙏🏾 Pray for Harrison Barnes 😩 pic.twitter.com/ERd6w0POaJ
— JerryBallOnEm (@lil_jerry) May 14, 2015
Incredibly, Barnes seemed alright after his split, playing as usual when the second half began -- a feat that impressed many a netizen.
The fact that Harrison Barnes is alive and playing basketball is nothing short of a miracle
— WJ (@WMsDiary) May 14, 2015
— The チャド (@ThaChadwick) May 14, 2015
The Warriors bested the Grizzlies, 98-78. Golden State now leads the second-round playoff series 3-2.