Mar 27, 2022; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Will Smith confronts Chris Rock as he presents the award for best documentary feature during the 94th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY

Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at Sunday’s Academy Awards is certainly a pop culture moment that won’t soon be forgotten.

The Oscars incident was an instant classic in the social media meme department, and one NBA fan even wore a shirt — proudly! — with a photo of the slap to Monday night’s Houston Rockets game against the San Antonio Spurs at the Toyota Center.

So that’s something.

As for the slap, Smith issued a statement on social media Monday night apologizing to Rock.


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And as for the Rockets-Spurs game, well, it ended in unfortunate fashion for Houston.

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