Can you picture a young child confidently donning a referee’s uniform and flawlessly conducting a basketball match? No, right? But wait till you meet the hero of a video that went viral on X. While his friends played, this kid conducted the game with precision. His actions and calls made him an overnight online sensation.
As the kid was having his merry way on the field, he managed to have the cameraman’s attention and the entire online community. Let’s try to comprehend what actually happened that created a buzz on the internet!
The ‘Big’ Show steals the limelight in a kid’s game
The video of this kid was uploaded by House of Highlights on Instagram recently. In the video’s opening seconds, we could see a bunch of children engrossed in an intriguing basketball match. In an ideal situation, you would expect someone from the two teams to steal the limelight, but alas! That was not to be.
In the video, we could see a little kid running around with a whistle, conducting the game. The kid was dressed in a typical referee’s uniform. He wore a black and white striped t-shirt along with black track pants. As the video went on, his shenanigans on the pitch became more and more amusing. He called the timeouts and other decisions on the point. His body language, too, resembled that of a veteran referee.
Looking at such a potential talent, the online world queued up in the comments to voice their opinion.
Netizens root for the kid to join the NBA
The post captioned, “Get bro to the league. 😅💯”, received more than 87.5k likes in less an 12 hours.
One of the Instagram users commented, “he got 20 years of ref experience at 11”.
Another user sharing a personal opinion commented, “Eagles could use him rn. At least he will call a fair game.”
One fan hilariously added, “He’s coming for you Draymond, better be ready 💀”
While another Basketball enthusiast wrote, “That’s actually dope af and he probably is better than most of the NBA refs now 😂😂”
“He’ll be in the Lakers playbooks soon enough”, mentioned another NBA fan in the comment section.
Although we do not know if the kid would ultimately take up refereeing as a profession, one thing is for sure. The talent and maturity that he showed during the game at such a tender age is surely rare and is something to be cherished for a long time.
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