No, Andrew Bogut’s knee injury is not an anti-Pizzagate conspiracy

Friday December 30th, 2016

Each and every day, we at Extra Mustard comb Reddit to bring you the absolute strangest content available on the web. Even we can’t believe how far out there this post is.

There’s a subreddit, /r/the_donald, which is used by scores of passionate supporters of President-elect Donald Trump. It’s comprised mostly of memes, bits of news and long threads about hot-button issues. It’s usually sort of outrageous, but it’s not usually like this.

On Friday, one user posted some insane conspiracy theory that Mavericks center Andrew Bogut, whose tweets on Dec. 4 indicated that “Pizzagate” was real, was benched 11 games for voicing his opinion.

The cover? A “knee injury.”

This is Dallas Mavericks Center Andrew Bogut. After He Took To Twitter To Help Expose Pizzag*te, He Was Sidelined For 11 Games With a Mysterious "Injury." Bogut Risked His Career To Help Expose The Truth. Let's Make This The Top Google Search Result For "Hero." from The_Donald

Now, resting aside the fact that Bogut is incredibly injury-prone, making this an incredibly believable excuse for missing 11 games, there are two gaping holes in this theory. The first is that Bogut played on Dec. 5, one day after his controversial tweets, so that means he was not disciplined whatsoever for the posts.

The second? There is literally video evidence of Bogut getting injured in that same Dec. 5 game!

I love a good conspiracy theory, but there is nothing about this that is remotely close to being true. The fact he was injured one day after tweeting about “Pizzagate” was nothing more than a coincidence.

Carry on with your lives.

– Kenny Ducey

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