Trade deadline day is one of the busiest days on the NBA calendar. So hectic, that sometimes general managers forget to check their surroundings because they're so focused on bringing in the players their team needs before the deadline arrives.
That applies for Utah Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey as well, who was more focused than any other general manager in the league
How do we know this? He left for work on the day of the deadline without even noticing that a giant tree had fallen onto his house. That's right, a giant tree.
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His wife, Becky Lindsey, certainly did notice it, and decide to post a picture of what her husband missed on his way to work on Thursday morning onto Twitter.
Defending himself for his fatal error later in the day, Dennis went on a local radio station’s show 'Jazz Insider Report.'
Here, he said: "I'm a victim of friendly fire. Nice when your pillar of support throws you under bus & makes you Twitter fodder."
Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge found out about this after his day was finished and laughed about it on Twitter as well, saying: "This made me laugh so hard. My wife, not so much. Ha! Dennis has reached legend status now."
At least, all was not lost for the Jazz general manager on deadline day. He did make a trade, acquiring Shelvin Mack in a three-team trade with the Chicago Bulls and the Atlanta Hawks.