Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was clearly listening when John Calipari told him to “be his brother’s keeper” last year. During a game between the Hornets and the Bobcats on Friday night, things got a little chippy between Anthony Davis and Byron Mullens following contact on a free throw. As the two made their way down the court, Mullens appeared to give Davis an extra shove. Within a moment, Kidd-Gilchrist was flying over to step in between, accidentally knocking the referee down in the process.
I give the ref a “9.5” for a poetic landing, although the toes could stand to be pointed, if we’re being picky. I give the lady in the red pants a “7” for being way too casual with a near fight breaking out in front of her face. I give MKG a “10” for being his brother’s keeper.
In case you missed it, Anthony Davis finished with an impressive 23 points, 11 rebounds and 5 blocks.