Apparently Boston Celtics' star point guard Rajon Rondo had been replaced in Game 6 by one of the Pod People.
Yes, it appears those unreliable body snatchers showed up to invade the Boston team's seminal head case.
One teammate on the Celtics noticed that a mysterious pretender usurped Rajon Rondo. Captain Paul Pierce recognized the blank stare and unemotional response to pain-and he knew what he must do.
Several times on the bench, The Truth Pierce gave Rondo what could kindly be called a love tap or dope slap on the back of the head.
If Moe had hit Curly this hard, there'd have been only two Stooges.
Paul Pierce hasn't slapped anyone this hard since he defended himself against a knife-wielding assailant in a Boston nightclub in 2000.
Next game Rajon may ask to switch seats with anyone a couple of seats away from Paul. Rondo may have to sit on the opposing team bench because his older brother Paul has long arms and will find the back of his head at some point.
Team trainers did test Rondo for a concussion after his noggin was knocked around. They could hear the marbles rolling around like a pinball machine.
Theories about Rondo's blank stare and absent-minded drooling centered around missing his nap again or having cross words on the phone with Kendrick Perkins earlier in the day.
A few more cynical fans insisted that he had forgotten to take his meds before the game.
Those fans "in the know" realized that Rajon was still upset from seeing his role model Sherlock Holmes die in the final episode of the season on PBS's hit Sunday show.