Jerry "The King" Lawler Piledrives Clipper Fan: Old School WWE Wrestlers for Each NBA Playoff Series (w/ VIDEO)

People laugh dismissively when I say it, but the more they can incorporate WWE performers and the general WWE "way" of entertainment, the more enjoyable other genres of sports will become. No, I'm not talking about the predetermined outcomes of matches (The NBA has already incorporated that aspect of WWE into their product.) I'm talking about the sensory overload of a WWE event. Pyro, music, conflict. Those things stoke people, even if it is staged.

Take Wednesday night in Memphis, for instance.

Local wrestling hero Jerry "The King" Lawler was in attendance at the Grizzlies' playoff game against the Los Angeles Clippers. Conveniently enough, Lawler was wearing wrestling tights at the game, so he took the opportunity during a stoppage in play to administer his signature piledriver on an unsuspecting planted Clipper fan.

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Sean Pendergast is a contributing freelance writer who covers Houston area sports daily in the News section, with periodic columns and features, as well. He also hosts afternoon drive on SportsRadio 610, as well as the post game show for the Houston Texans.
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