The internet’s latest obsession is a certifiable slam dunk.
The NBA playoffs kicked off on April 13, and so far, the biggest highlight didn’t come from the court during Sunday’s game at the Amway Center.
Nick Nurse, notorious for his over-the-top facial expressions, gave birth to a meme after reacting to a three-second traveling violation against Raptors’ player, Fred VanVleet.
Despite Nurse’s dramatic expression, the Toronto Raptors secured a victory over the Orlando Magic in Game 4 in the first round on Sunday.
But people can’t stop commenting on Nurse literally becoming unhinged.
Nick Nurse is a legend. He really held this face for 11 seconds. pic.twitter.com/3U5aGybxnV
— Faizal Khamisa (@SNFaizalKhamisa) April 21, 2019
Twitter seized upon the opportunity to score some shots with Nurse’s jaw drop.
This example demonstrates Nurse having serious breath control.
Nick Nurse mic'd up 😂 (probably) 🔊⬆️ pic.twitter.com/M1FNyhg6oS
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) April 21, 2019
He has an aquatic doppelganger.
Beaker-incarnate goes rogue without a hand to guide him through the game.
— WCTheBreeze (@WCTheBreeze) April 22, 2019
Extreme close-ups make everything better.
Do you think it was a yawn?
I thought it was a yawn until about 4 seconds in.
— Beau Dega (@bernest48) April 22, 2019
He's popping his ears, if I had to guess.
— Graeme Douglas (@gdoug7) April 22, 2019
Or did someone break this news to him?
Why the Hell did Jack Armstrong just tell him the Easter bunny isn't real? Come on, Jack!
— Michael Emond (@MichaelEmond) April 22, 2019
Maybe he was watching another kind of game entirely.
— Ismael Salgado (@callmeish94) April 22, 2019
Another popular meme resurfaced for an obligatory face-off.
*foul on the raptors*
nick nurse: pic.twitter.com/pFcUVWKGj4
— Yahoo Sports Canada (@YahooCASports) April 21, 2019
Nick Nurse and Pikachu equals same energy pic.twitter.com/a7B6d69fXl
— Q (@Karinjade99) April 22, 2019
— Sonia Cheung (@PhmSonia) April 21, 2019
— Stuart Wallis (@sturat1972) April 22, 2019
Nick Nurse had just added himself to the gif hall of fame with this 😮 pic.twitter.com/WiLcsZhJkq
— Simon Ostler (@SimonOstler) April 21, 2019
The Magic was no match for the Raptors on Sunday night, but the disappointing news of their loss will forever be eclipsed by Nurse’s locked jaw.