Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 at 2:54 pm  |  26 responses

Video: Halftime Entertainment Gone Wrong

Truly a death-defying act.

It turns out a halftime underwater escape captured fans’ attention far more effectively than the Thunder could on Jan. 16. Around 3:02 in the unedited video below, Kristen Johnson blacks out after having a hypoxic seizure from a lack of oxygen. Seeing a temporarily lifeless body may give bad vibes to some, so be aware before watching the clip.

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  • Kadavour

    they may want to hire a more able bodied assistant than that fat guy who took forever to get the ladder.

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  • Kadavour

    also, that guy laughing after dude said, “help me up here” should be shot

  • niQ

    i duno why, but whenever i watch these type of videos i always hold my breath with the performer..

  • Dallas J

    my god

  • cneww

    god dam

  • http://where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    Maybe next time they could put Clay Ben…nevermind.

  • Todd Spehr

    I was there that night – at first we thought it was part of the act. But then her husband kinda panicked before getting her out. One writer, who shall remain nameless, was CONVINCED it was fake, saying the NBA would never let something like that happen at a game. But I’m not so sure, it looks pretty real to me.

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    she passed out because of the Linkin Park song

  • Keith

    Uncomfortable viewing.

  • http://web.mac.com/roaringred bbaby

    Man that was intense.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    Wow, Todd. I checked if you wrote Game Notes from that night, but I’m pretty sure a mention of that event would have stood out…By the way, this *had* to be real.

  • http://docfunk.blogspot.com Doc Funk

    the prestige?

  • MeloMan13

    B.Long deserves some due

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  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    not a fan of watching a train wreck, but at the same time, amen to B. Long’s sentiment.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    This is bad. I feel sorry for the woman inside, glad that she survived and they took care of it.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    it looked like she was having trouble from the beginning. glad shes ok, but if she wasnt it wouldnt be a tragedy like everyone would make it out to be. that is because this is a stupid thing to do, yea its a show and all but its just stupid.

  • http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=RBQEmmgDl9I Boing Dynasty

    masters of illusion…

  • Smoovetendo

    this would happen at a Thunder game

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    Tuff Kats: Where half time preformers dying in mid-preformance happens.

  • Will Lee

    its so crazy

  • http://fdklf.com Jukai

    I think the problem was that she was under water and had no oxygen.

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  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Holy sh!t! Jukai is on the dope boy mattress!

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    does this remind anyone else of ice cube’s “ghetto vet”? …… i can dance underwater…