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If you're going to fall asleep on the job, try not let it happen on a basketball court

Otto Porter sums up the Wizards season in one play.

Drifting off to sleep in the stands is okay, drifting off on court... not so much.
Drifting off to sleep in the stands is okay, drifting off on court... not so much.
Image: AP/Press Association Images

THIS WEEK, SOME survey or other alleged that 61% of Irish workers had fallen asleep on the job.

Now, while that figure seems especially high, we’re certain that it does happen to some workers, even if it’s a fate that has never befallen anyone here in The42, especially not during Ireland’s August 2013 0-0 borefest with Wales.

However, for those who do drift off to the land of nod, the worst thing that might happen is being startled by a co-worker or manager. Otto Porter of the Washington Wizards wasn’t so lucky.

Everyone in the United Center in Chicago saw him fall asleep last night. Thankfully for the 21-year old, Tony Snell missed his three point effort.

Speaking of suspect defending, Avery Bradley of the Boston Celtics let LeBron James fly past him with this behind-the-back move last night:

Source: NBA Hoops/YouTube

Showing them both what good defending looks like though was the Greek Freak, Giannis Antetokounmpo, with this brilliant chase down and block on Will Barton:

Source: James Herbert/YouTube

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Steve O'Rourke

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