Just in case, here’s the video of Comcast SportsNet Wizards reporter J. Michael taking a basketball off the head during his pregame report.
Deadspin even made a Gif of the incident.
As you can see, his pain certainly appeared to be genuine.
@TarikCSN took 2 aspirin. I’ll live. Shouldve taken the rest of the night off— J. Michael (@JMichaelCSN) May 5, 2014
He lived, though, and looked none the worse for wear by night’s end.