The Indiana Pacers play a sweet prank on rookie Benedict Mathurin as the junior forward returns from a season-ending Knicks game in New York to find his car wrapped in plastic.
Benedict Mathurin’s rookie year came to a funny end Sunday as the 20-year-old returned home with a brutal prank.
Mathurin and the Pacers won their final game of the regular season at the Knicks 141-136, as the rookie scored 26 points to lead his team in scoring.
But when Indiana came home after the win, Mathurin’s win for his strong performance was to find his car covered in plastic.
Teammate Miles Turner recorded the incident and posted it to his Instagram story, capturing Mathurin trying to get into his car while his teammates laughed.
‘If there’s one thing I don’t play about it’s my donut,’ Turner said, implying that the prank was a response to Mathurin forgetting or messing up a donut order.
Benedict Mathurin returned from a road trip against the Knicks to find his car broke down
Mathurin finished a strong rookie season with 26 points against the Knicks on Sunday
While Mathurin may have been slacking off in his junior duties, he did more than do his part on the court.
The sixth overall pick in the 2022 draft averaged 16.7 points and 4.1 rebounds per game on 43.4 percent from the field, making him the team’s fourth leading scorer.
The rookie started in 78 games and started 17 starts, proving himself a permanent option for the Pacers in his first season.
Mathurin scored a career-high 32 points against the net on October 29.
After going from 35 to 47 this season, the young Pacers will look to take a step up next year after adding another top-10 selection.