NBA veteran Elton Brand made a very brief appearance in the opening game of the Eastern Conference championship after DeMarre Carroll left the game with a knee injury.
Brand came in the game just long enough to go one-for-two from the line filling in for Carroll before immediately fouling Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson and returning to the bench.
The 15-year veteran has appeared in just 36 games for the Hawks this season and only three in the playoffs, so it is no surprise that many basketball fans were surprised to see the power forward is still in the league.
Ok. I'm just gonna say it. I didn't even know Elton Brand was a Hawk. I know I'm not the only one.— Larry Beyince (@DragonflyJonez) May 21, 2015
wait Elton Brand is still in the NBA?— Darren Durant (@iselin90) May 21, 2015
Wait... Wait... Elton brand was on the court tonight? Playing basketball? Jesus Atlanta have some self respect😂— Luke Beige (@Cromelo_Anthony) May 21, 2015
Wait Elton Brand is still in the league— Andre Trusty (@alki_tide) May 21, 2015
Wait. I thought y’all were joking. Elton Brand is really out there? No way.— Krissy Brierre-Davis (@krissybri) May 21, 2015
HOLD UP WAIT A MINUTE............. ELTON BRAND IS STILL IN THE LEAGUE?— Sean Mensah (@seanmensah) May 21, 2015
Add Elton Brand to the list of "Wait, he's still in the league???"— Evan Morrissey (@eFlow__) May 21, 2015
Wait wait wait, Elton Brand? Is Marcus Fizer on the bench too? What about Kornel David?— Ben (@bvrosen) May 21, 2015
This is just a small sample of a sea of tweets with the same sentiment about the number one pick in the 1999 draft.
- Brendan Maloy