You fall off one chair during your son's game-winning shot to clinch a dramatic upset and suddenly you're a star. In America, it's that easy.
Ron Hunter, head coach of Georgia State, became an instant celebrity thanks to this moment in Georgia State's phenomenal upset of Baylor on Thursday afternoon. Hunter had to use a chair after he tore his Achilles celebrating Georgia State's tournament bid-clinching victory last weekend. But he wasn't confined to that chair, no. Not when he watched his boy R.J. Hunter knocking down the shot of his life.
Naturally, that set off a whole range of Twitter jokes, memes, and Internet what-have-you. Jameis Winston's playoff flop was a popular choice, and others ran from the sublime to the ridiculous:
Ron Hunter had company on the Georgia State bench this afternoon after his son RJ's shot. pic.twitter.com/FS4SFTKJtA
— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) March 19, 2015
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 19, 2015
— Colin Capps (@CWCapps22) March 19, 2015
Hunter himself had a few words for President Obama, who, like pretty much the rest of humanity, picked against Georgia State in the opening round:
You know we're going to be seeing that chair fall for the rest of this tournament and for years afterward. Better enjoy it as much as Hunter himself did.
And keep up with Jay over on Facebook, too.