Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, a star for the Oklahoma City Thunder, has drawn attention to himself to start the season and has emerged as one of the top young prospects in the league. With an outstanding shooting efficiency through 17 games, Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 31.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 6.3 assists.
Gorgeous Alexander still appears to have a long way to go before receiving the recognition he deserves, and that too on his own home ground.
During one of the intermissions of the Thunder’s 131-126 overtime loss to the Denver Nuggets, Shai Gilgeous-girlfriend Alexander’s Hailey Summers was photographed sitting next to a man who was either her brother or best friend, according to the famed Kiss Cam. They responded as one might expect from someone who was both puzzled and delighted by the misunderstanding that may have been intentionally sown by a segment director.
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Some “couples” typically claim to be “brothers” or “best friends” in order to avoid having to make out in front of a boisterous audience. In an effort to escape their difficult situation, Summers felt compelled to indicate and even shout that the person she was with was her brother.
But in this instance, Hailey Summers is stating the truth straight out; either the man she is with is really her biological brother, or they are too close of friends for her to not treat him as such. The public address announcer, who had already heard such justifications much too frequently, was unimpressed.
The two kept giggling, and the PA announcer responded, “Oh, it’s your brother… sure.”
The announcer lol pic.twitter.com/oExbpCMWPC
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Was the Thunder broadcast team using this as a clever ploy to inspire Shai Gilgeous-Alexander? Or was this a mistake caused by genuine ignorance of their franchise player’s romantic life?
Given that Gilgeous-Alexander and Summers had been dating for at least six years and that Summers is a fellow athlete who played soccer for the Albany Great Danes, the latter is a little improbable. Even photos of SGA and his girlfriend are abundant on his Instagram feed!
In the end, this Kiss Cam mishap at least made many people across the world grin, possibly even Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who can now laugh with his girlfriend after taking the L on Wednesday night.