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Brandon Knight may need counselling after this...

News 11 Mar 2013, 19:12 IST

Detroit Pistons v Los Angeles Clippers

Brandon Knight has had a nice start to his NBA career. Drafted by the Detroit Pistons in 2011, Knight had a solid rookie campaign and earned himself a spot in the 2012 Rising Stars game, playing for Team Shaq.

From there, though, things have gotten a little rough for the young point guard.

First of all, Kyrie Irving almost broke his ankles with a crossover in the Rising Stars Challenge; a highlight that was shown over and over again on All-Star weekend:

As if that wasn’t bad enough, DeAndre Hopkins straight up abused Knight on one of the plays of the season as the Clippers beat the Pistons 129-97 on Sunday night. Knight’s ancestors probably felt this one:

Knight ended up on the floor with a bruised hip and a bruised ego. The dunk drew a lot of attention on Twitter, with many players and analysts calling it the dunk of the year. I can’t disagree with them. Here is a selection of the best reactions from the twittersphere:

Proving himself a good sport, Knight handled the ordeal with a bit of humour:

However well he took it, this one might take a while to get over…

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