Some athletes need a hype man (or woman). Some need pep talks. Others just rely on music to prep their minds and motivate the senses before a game or practice.
What absolutely NO ONE needs is an encore of what this man witnessed at an undisclosed location. The time of this horrific sighting is also unknown. The man in shock appears to be none other than Tennessee basketball player, Josiah Jordan-James.
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) January 16, 2021
The elite stat-stuffer from Charleston, S.C. plays a vital role for Rick Barnes and the No. 10 Tennessee Volunteers. After what he apparently saw, no matter the place or time, it is fair for Vol fans to question if his mindset will be stable after watching such a horrific act.
I mean, it looks like this man just saw a ghost. Not the scary kind, more like the Casper-on-acid variety. With the speed that this video is capable of moving through social media platforms, let’s hope Triple-J doesn’t open any apps this afternoon.
James will take the court with his Volunteer squad at 6 p.m. in an in-state battle versus Vanderbilt. For context, the sophomore has 14 rebounds, six assists and five blocks in two career games against the Commodores. However, the Charleston native has just six points in those 50 minutes of action versus the ‘Dores.
Those on Rocky Top are probably hoping that this figment remains distant from the young man’s memory so he can continue his efficiency on the hardwood. Keep your head in the game, Josiah. We’re all sorry for what you experienced and the mental damage that ensued.