Brooklyn Nets forward Royce O’Neale doesn’t have any mercy for anybody on the basketball court, not even his own mother. O’Neale went viral on Saturday when he posted up his mother Deborah Kingwood during his basketball camp and dropped her on the floor before shamelessly proceeding to score the layup.
Kingwood appears to be holding her own initially as the NBA veteran posts up in the paint and tries to back her down. However, the situation took a wild turn when O’Neale spun away from his mother as she was leaning against him, causing her to lose her balance and tumble to the floor.
O’Neale paused for a few seconds to look back at his mother as she remained on the floor. The shameless son then continued to shoot anyway.
After making the basket, O’Neale stood over his mother and raised his hands in victory formation. He then picked her up and the two laughed together, along with others at the camp.
Brooklyn Nets Royce O’neale Posts up his Mother & hits her with an elite spin move at summer camp pic.twitter.com/VGS8XvHkkX
— NetsKingdom 👑🗽 (@NetsKingdomAJ) August 6, 2022
Twitter users are having too much fun with the viral video of O’Neale dropping his mother.
Adam Silver cannot stand for this. This has to be a suspension.
— Pistol Pete⏱ (@PeteOfTheMoment) August 6, 2022
Damn he just watched it unfold too and still went for the bucket! 😂💀💀💀
— Chicago Native (@socavalier) August 7, 2022
My mother wouldn’t cook for a month for me…. Mother son love is real…
— Ron Harper (@HARPER04_5) August 6, 2022
Put that move on momma never eat in that house again 😂😂
— . (@FiveStar573) August 7, 2022
O’Neale continued to have fun when he went to Instagram to react to the hilarious moment.
“NOBODYYY IS SAFE,” he wrote.
“Still love you moms.”
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On Thursday, O’Neale left a heartfelt message on Instagram to celebrate his mother’s birthday.
“Happy birthday Mom!! I appreciate everything you do for me, being my best friend, and pushing me to the best,” he wrote.
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The reactions to O’Neale’s merciless game continued on Instagram when other NBA stars also chimed in.
“Naaaa lemme get the belt bruh imma whoop you for her,” Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell wrote.
Kingwood also shared the video on her Instagram Story.
“I’m famous,” she wrote.
Kingwood talked about her son’s journey to the NBA when she sat down for an interview with the Utah Jazz, O’Neale’s former team, in 2018.
The proud mother said her son stayed determined despite going undrafted.
“I tell ‘Royce keep working hard because when it’s the right time and the right fit, you’ll be called,'” Kingwood said.
After spending two seasons overseas, O’Neal got an offer from the Jazz. Kingwood reflected on the moment when her son called her to reveal the news about signing with the Jazz.
“He called and said ‘I got some bad news and good news,'” she told the Jazz media team. “He said ‘the bad news is you don’t get a chance to go visit Lithuania. The good news is we made it. I signed with the Jazz.'”