Even the Halftime Show Can’t Go Right for the OKC Thunder

Racking up only eleven wins so far this season, I think it’s safe to say that the Oklahoma City Thunder are a pretty abysmal basketball team. With the way their season is going, you’d think they’d try to stay away from a halftime show in which someone could actually die, but nope.

The Thunder booked Houdini-like trickster Kristen Johnson to perform one of those “get out of a tube of water while being chained up” acts. The result? Johnson almost drowned.

The trick took too long, and after having a hypoxic seizure from the oxygen deprivation, she had to be pulled from the tube. Thankfully, once she was above water she started breathing again.

It’s really kind of freaky to watch — hearing the confused “this has to be part of the show, right?” laughter coming from individuals in the crowd, and the panic from the people on Johnson’s crew — not to mention seeing her almost drown.

Can we mark this down as a lesson learned, OKC? Stick to dance crews at halftime, and crowd free-throw shots.

[Assist to Deadspin]

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