Hornets guard Malik Monk is entering his second year in the league, but he made a rookie mistake during Tuesday’s preseason game against the Heat.
It was a harmless error, and was funny to witness, which is why it went viral fairly quickly. The comical moment happened in the first quarter, when Monk made his way over to the scorer’s table, waiting to check into the game. He took off his warmups, but then realized he was not wearing his jersey.
As a result, rather then entering the game, he made his way to the locker room, since he couldn’t take the court donning an undershirt.
That type of wardrobe malfunction is the perfect example of why we need exhibition play. It’s important for players to get these types of mental errors out of their system before the regular season begins.