NBA fan brazenly picks his nose behind basketball presenters on live television before giving the cameras a wink in video clip that has gone viral

By Leslie Larson


It was the pick heard 'round the world.

Fans watching TNT's coverage of the New York Knicks game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Portland's Rose Garden arena on Thursday night witnessed a fan brazenly picking his nose directly behind two analysts discussing the game.

The offending picker, a handsome grey haired man, looked hip in his black Patagonia hoodie sweatshirt until he shamelessly stuck his finger directly into his right nostril and dug around for a few seconds.

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All in

All in: When the camera cut to the NBA analysts, a fan was caught with his finger clearing out his nostril

Spring cleaning

Spring cleaning: As TNT analysts Chris Webber and Kevin Harlan discussed the NBA teams during the pregame show, the grey haired man was clearly seen digging around

The scene unfolded right behind TNT presenters Chris Webber and Kevin Harlan, as the men provided analysis before tip off.

Seemingly unaware that much of America was tuning in, the fan went for a full out pick.


After removing his finger from the area, he proceeded to look at the fruit of his labor and stared down at what was resting on the tip of his finger, giving himself an approving look as if to say 'job well done.'

Just moments after the nosepick, the man looked confidently ahead and winked into the camera, defending his right to pick.

Wrapping up:

Wrapping up: The man tries to cover his tracks with a nose swipe but the past cannot be erased


Review: The fan then looks over what he obtained from the pick. Gross!

The short clip of the incident has gone viral and many have debated if it was setup with a witty TNT producer or if it was just a Portland resident trying to entertain cable viewers.

Ultimately, Portland defeated the Knickerbockers on Thursday night, 105-90.

The stigma of the pick has been debated before.

'Are we not human?' Jerry Seinfeld poignantly asked in the 1992 Seinfeld episode from Season 4, The Pick, when he bravely stands up for those who 'suffer shame and humiliation' from picking.


Our little secret: After the offending pick, the fan looks directly into the camera and winks to viewers

In the hilarious sitcom, Jerry's girlfriend witnesses the comedian with his finger in the vicinity of the nose and mistakenly jumps to the conclusion that it was a pick.

Though he insists it was a scratch and not a pick, he ultimately gets dumped.

For the nose picking NBA fan, let's hope his beloved is willing to stand shoulder to shoulder with him in solidarity as he defends the rights of nose pickers.

And let us remember, 'If we pick, do we not bleed?'


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Are they sure that is not Macgyver? You know Richard Dean Anderson ?

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Cant even read the article, let alone watch the video. That's nasty!

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YT once saw a gentleman in a Mercedes ahead, perform a digital nasal cleanse, and then proceed to pay the toll.

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@chris, Berks: I died laughing at that one!

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In American television, this is a play-by-play and color team. A television presenter must be someone who presents television sets to someone else.

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LOL - now there's a man who is very comfortable with himself! It wouldn't have been nearly as funny though if he hadn't given a cheeky wink, revealing he was well aware he was on camera doing that but just totally didn't care

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The most pointless crap entertains people.

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