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During a sketch on this week’s episode of the NBC show, the Kings were set to take on the Brooklyn Nets in an NBA game. That is, until the King’s entire team, along with most of their coaching staff and trainers, came down with COVID.
As a result, the Kings’ players were pulled from fans or arena support staff.
Suffice it to say, the game was an uphill battle for the Kings’ stand-ins, who were down 268-1 at the half. One fan-turned-player was Alicia Miller, played by “SNL” host and “West Side Story” star Ariana DeBose.
“This is like the craziest girls’ night ever,” she said, adding that she scored the Kings’ only point so far by making a free throw.
“It was underhand too!” she added.
But Miller admitted she wasn’t entirely up to speed on the rules of basketball, after getting called for traveling 39 times.
“I keep forgetting to bounce the ball,” confessed Miller, who was ejected from the game for stopping midway to take a selfie with Blake Griffin.
“I had to,” she said. “I didn’t know if I would see him again. You know, you gotta like, shoot your shot.”
Another amateur forced to play against pros was Riley Beckwith, played by “SNL” cast member Mikey Day.
“I was confident going in, because I play pick-up b-ball at my gym with a bunch of white guys my size,” he said. “But being out there against the Nets, I realized that basketball is an impossible sport played by giants and gods.”