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Here’s Video Of Scottie Pippen Killing A Fly On Michael Jordan’s Head

According to the caption in the video, this is from Game 4 of the 1993 Eastern Conference Finals featuring Scottie and Michael’s Bulls against the New York Knicks in the game where MJ went off, scoring 54 points.

In an act of loyalty and kindness, Pippen cleanly dispatches of a fly which had landed on Jordan’s head during a time out by smothering it with a towel. A well-executed fly kill, to be sure, and who knows if Jordan would have had as phenomenal of a game had Pippen not killed the fly.

In fact, if you think about it, the future of the entire NBA, nay, the world, could have been permanently altered by either Pippen kill or non-kill. It’s kind of like the “Butterfly Effect,” only with a fly. Most people don’t know this, but the originators of that theory were originally going to go with the “Housefly Effect” until a savvy chaos theorist pointed out that butterflies are a much better-liked insect. The rest, as they say, is history.

Or is it????? Have fun trying to wrap your brain around that one, kids.

[H/T The Basketball Jones]