Marc Gasol scored 26 points against the Clippers on Wednesday night to lead the Grizzlies to a hard-fought 111-107 victory on the road. But none of those points were more important than the three he scored on a 3-pointer with 14 seconds left to give Memphis a 109-107 lead. And to celebrate that huge shot, Gasol did this:
That’s right—he broke out the Conor McGregor walk! The same one McGregor routinely does in the Octagon:
And of course, Twitter went wild after Gasol—who’s not exactly known for his celebrations—channeled his inner McGregor. Here were some of the reactions to it:
Gasol continued going after the game, too, by taking to Twitter to post a video of the shot along with an obvious reference to McGregor’s wild post-fight interview at UFC 205 following his win against Eddie Alvarez:
And it would appear as though Gasol’s teammates enjoyed his shot and subsequent strut just as much as everyone else. Mike Conley referred to Gasol as the "Spanish Conor McGregor" during an interview on ESPN’s SportsCenter:
And Zach Randolph posted this on Twitter:
What a shot—and what a celebration. No word on what McGregor thought about it just yet, but we can’t imagine him not saying that he loved it.