Twitter reaction to Johnson on johnson crime
MAR 29, 2013 7:14p ET
And no, it wasn't for a spectacular play.
Rather, a pain-inducing one.
Johnson dropped Michigan freshman forward Mitch McGary with a shot to the crotch minutes into the Sweet 16 action.
For the blow, Johnson was tagged with a flagrant foul. He also earned himself a a spot on Twitter's trending list, where he caught some heat from a few college basketball analysts.
On the Elijah Johnson Flagrant 1, just what does a guy have to do to get ejected with a Flagrant 2?— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) March 30, 2013
How is that not an ejection? #Elijah— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) March 29, 2013
Mitch McGary hit in his "future" there!That did look intentional from E Johnson.Too many cameras now to get away with that anymore— Stephen Bardo (@stephenbardo) March 29, 2013
Elijah Johnson, what are you thinking?? Why is this becoming a trend in basketball? Come on people, you're better than that!— Justin Kutcher (@JustinKutcher) March 29, 2013
If Elijah Johnson was going to go for the gonads, at least he could have done a Tiger Uppercut or something.— Kevin Flaherty (@LonghornDigest) March 30, 2013
With the very notable exception of Elijah Johnson, KU played well enough to be leading by more than six.— Sam Mellinger (@mellinger) March 30, 2013
Elijah Johnson with two early fouls. One against Michigan and another against nature.— Mick Shaffer (@mickshaffer) March 29, 2013
Bill Self going with Tharpe over nutmegging Elijah Johnson. Good idea.— Gregg Doyel (@GreggDoyelCBS) March 30, 2013