Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Worst Halftime Show Ever

From Deadspin comes footage of by far the worst halftime show ever:
The Oklahoma City Thunder turned that concept on its head when they recently hosted a Houdini-style underwater escape act. Kristen Johnson is a professional escape artist whose specialty is getting out of handcuffs and leg irons while being fully submerged in a tube of water. Since that one trick is more thrilling than anything the Thunder have done on a basketball court this season, they booked her for the January 16th game against Detroit.
Let's just say things didn't go as planned. It took her longer than anticipated to get out of the handcuffs and ended up having a seizure before she was pulled from the tank. Video below.

[Warning: The video gets disturbing around the 3:00 mark]


  1. If you are going to imitate Houdini, you probably don't want to do the one where he dies.

  2. Thanks for sharing. The best is the cynical laughter at the 3:21 mark.