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    Posted on Feb 2, 2018

    This Weird NBA Phenomenon Will Make You Mildly Uncomfortable

    So, is the NBA a simulation, or...?

    In recent years, people have noticed NBA players moving in perfect synchrony. For example, look at the Phoenix Suns taking off running at the exact same time.

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    Or Trevor Ariza and Chris Paul on the bench, mirroring each other's actions.

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    There was the time Ricky Rubio and Derrick Favors removed their warm-up shirts in sync.

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    And Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili simultaneously did a disappointed clap on the bench.

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    Anthony Davis and Demarcus Cousins once dropped their heads and began jogging at the exact same time.

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    Dwight Powell and Dennis Smith Jr. ran and leapt with extended hands at exactly the same time.

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    Draymond Green and Klay Thompson stopped to tie their sneakers at the exact same time.

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    Three Golden State Warriors expressed their dissatisfaction with a foul call in sync.

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    And Kevin Love even got in sync with a referee.

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    This synchronized moment was particularly interesting, because it's Doc and Austin Rivers — a father and son, sharing the same frustrated reaction.

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    As these mesmerizing occurrences continue to happen, NBA fans seem to be watching closer, waiting for synchronized moments during games, and even afterwards, in the postgame handshakes.

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    So, what do you think, are NBA players robots?